Moon Phase Activity.docx

Type of Resource



The activity is similar to the traditional activity where there is a bright light source in the classroom and students place a Styrofoam ball on a pencil. However, rather than having the teacher explain the model, students are instead asked to use a globe and a cell phone camera (along with the light source and Styrofoam ball to make pictures of their model that match actual pictures of different phases of the moon. In the process of producing these pictures, they develop a model that model of t

Performance Expectations

MS-ESS1-1   Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons.