4.8 Earth Moon and Sun

The student will investigate and understand the relationships among Earth, the moon, and the sun.  Key concepts include:
a) the motions of Earth, the moon, and the sun;
b) the causes for Earth’s seasons;
c) the causes for the phases of the moon;
d) the relative size, position, age, and makeup of Earth, the moon, and the sun; and
e) historical contributions in understanding the Earth-moon-sun system.

Research Resources:

Phases of the Moon – HCPS Created

Animation Showing Phases of the Moon

Phases of the Moon Animation

Lunar Cycle Challenge

Moon Phase Game

Moon Phase Pixi

Earth Moon and Sun

Earth in Motion – Seasons

Scale of Earth and Sun

Phases of the Moon

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin place an American flag on the lunar surface during the Apollo 11 mission.

Water on the Moon?


Design Briefs:
Build an Approximate Model
Lunar Lollipops