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The Moon

The Moon inquiry is an investigation that allows students to conceptualize the Earth--Moon--Sun relationship in our solar system. In Moon Home Observation, students observe the moon's phases over a two to four week period. In Moondance, students model a lunar month using movement and music. In Moon Model, students participate in a model of the moon's orbit around the Earth. This thematic unit focuses on the concepts of phases, waxing vs. waning, gibbous vs. crescent, rotation, and eclipse.

Moon light, moon bright,
Shining on a lovely night.
I'm glad that everyone in the world can see
The same full moon that shines on me.

~May Garelick