Students explore Finding the Moon with twelve hands-on activities and the Delta Science Reader. Students engaged in Finding the Moon discover that Earth's nearest neighbor in space is far more interesting that any storybook Moon. Through direct observations and modeling exercises, students learn that the Moon is visible day and night, that it rises and sets, appears to change shapes, cast shadows, reflects light, and lacks air and water. Students record daily drawings of the full lunar cycle in a four-week Moon Journal. Then they demonstrate the phases of the Moon and its far side. Students also form craters on a "moon dust" surface and handle substances very similar to Moon soil and rocks.
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