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Science Language You Should Know and Use

MoonObjective 1:  Explain patterns of changes in the appearance of the moon as it orbits Earth.
a. Describe changes in the appearance of the moon during a month.
b. Identify the pattern of change in the moon’s appearance.
c.Use observable evidence to explain the movement of the moon around Earth in relationship to Earth turning on its axis and the position of the moon changing in the sky.
d. Design an investigation, construct a chart, and collect data depicting the phases of the moon.

e-Sky: The Electronic Sky

Help Me, I Think I'm Changing! (SciBer Text)

It's Just a Phase I'm Going Through! (SciBer Text)

Lunar Phases Interactive

Moon Phases/Lunar Phases Explained

Moon Phases

Phases of the Moon

Phases of the Moon for Kids

What Are the Phases of the Moon?

Why Does the Moon Have Phases?

Wonderville – Phases of the Moon

Moon Orbiting EarthObjective 2:  Demonstrate how the relative positions of Earth, the moon, and the sun create the appearance of the moon’s phases.
a. Identify the difference between the motion of an object rotating on its axis and an object revolving in orbit.
b. Compare how objects in the sky (the moon, planets, stars) change in relative position over the course of the day or night.
c. Model the movement and relative positions of Earth, the moon, and the sun.

e-Sky: The Electronic Sky

Changes in Star Positions

Do You Go Where I Go? (SciBer Text)

The Earth in Space Movie

The Earth’s Rotation

Model of Earth’s Revolution

Now You See Me, Now You Don't! (SciBer Text)

Observing the Sky – Motion of the Earth

Revolve? Rotate? (SciBer Text)

Revolution and Rotation

Ring Around Each Other (SciBer Text)

Rise and Shine! (SciBer Text)