New Moon! Why Did You
Leave So Soon?
Moon Webquest by Linda Jones & Emily Hungerford

Modified by Deanna Allison


A Lunar Webquest for 3rd Grade

Introduction

Duty Phase

Space Links

Job Phase

Mission Completed!

Introduction

     Did you know that the moon is the brightest object in the sky except for the sun?  If you look at the sky every night for a month, you will notice that the moon's shape is constantly changing.  How does the moon's shape change? Why does the moon seem to move across the night sky? Take this journey with us to find out!

Duty Phase

     On your journey to find out why the moon seems to move and why the moon's shape
is constantly changing you will:

  • Visit the NASA KIDS Website and read about the moon.
  • Look at and learn about the different phases of the moon.
  • View images of phases of the moon as seen from space.
  • Learn why the moon seems to travel across our night sky

Space Links

General information about the moon

Moon information
Factual Information About the Moon Including Finding Dated Phases

The Moon fact page

Moon phase games
NASA kids site

Job Phase

1.      Read all about the moon and learn interesting facts here and here

2.     Draw all eight phases of the moon and label each phase!  check here for pictures  

3.     Discover what causes the moon to appear to change shapes and learn about the dark side of the moon here

4.     Preview what the shape of the moon will look like starting today and for the next several days.  Draw, date and label the shape of the moon for today and the next several days. 

  1. Test your skills and see how well you can identify the different phases here

Mission Completed!

     You now should be very knowledgeable about why the new moon left so soon!  You should be able to identify phases of the moon in the night sky. The mystery of the "far side of the moon" is a mystery solved!  We hope you enjoyed this lunar odyssey!

 

Last updated January 27, 2006

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