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Created by Multiverse Last updated 3/21/2014
This list contains resources related to the Moon, including lunar phases, eclipses, cratering and more.
- From UC Berkeley's "Eye on the Sky" curriculum. Students compare two objects at different distances. Students explore the concept that distance affects how we perceive the size of objects.
- From UC Berkeley's "Eye on the Sky" curriculum. This lesson provides students with a concrete model of the Sun, Earth and Moon and their interaction during a solar eclipse.
- From NASA Goddard SpaceFlight Center's SpaceMath curriculum. In this problem set, learners will compare actual versus computer track of a solar eclipse in Babylonian times to calculate the rate at which the day is lengthening over time.
- From UC Berkeley's Space Sciences Lab. This is a lesson about the solar wind, Earth's magnetosphere, and the Moon. Participants will work in groups of two or three to build a model of the Sun-Earth-Moon system.
- Fred Espenak's ultimate eclipse photography web site is www.MrEclipse.com. It contains photographs of both solar and lunar eclipses, as well as photographs of comets, galaxies, constellations and the night sky. It also features detailed instructions on how to photograph eclipses, eclipse observing tips, eclipse eye safety and more.
- From the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. This is an activity about Moon phases. Learners will use a Styrofoam ball to simulate the Moon, which will be lit by a single light source in the classroom. Then, they will observe how different portions of the Moon ball are illuminated as they hold it in various positions, matching the Moon phases' sequential appearance.
- During a total lunar eclipse, Earth's shadow on the moon often looks red. Why?