This is part 2 of a 4 part hands-on unit study on Astronomy. Form the lunar phases using Oreo cookies, drop balls in flour to make a crater-filled lunar surface, recreate Galileo's famous gravity experiment, and more!
What to expect during the Supermoon, how to take killer supermoon shots, and who sank the Titanic.
Tidal Movements are influenced by both the Sun and the Moon but the Moon has by far the greater effect on our tides. These tides which occur twice daily rely on the rotational harmony between these two celestial bodies as well as the merging of their gravitational forces.
Though a brilliant object at night, the Moon can also be seen during the day. Even against the bright Sun, you can witness many of its features. But how?
The Moon is our mysterious and constant companion. Some facts about the Moon, along with a poem and pictures of mosaic art pieces by Silva, "The Cow Jumped Over the Moon" & "Artemis, Night and Day."
The moon literally means Earth's little buddy, and what a buddy it is. It's 1/81th of the mass of Earth and it is the mains source of light during night time. Here are some great facts about the moon.
The moon has been an object of fascination for as long as mankind has been alive. We've talked about it, wondered about it, traveled to and explored it, written songs about it, used it to guide us through the night and in some cases believed good...
A young man in the Civil Air Patrol and his team are ready to put a lander with a camera on the moon in the Google LunarX Prize competition. His team is making good progress as funding increases.
On 3rd February 2012, NASA released their alleged first ever video clip of the dark side of the moon to the general public. The video was filmed by the GRAIL spacecraft and is set to be studied by US students. But why now? If the US government are...
The phases of the Moon represent the illuminated fraction of the Moon´s surface that an observer is able to see from Earth. The Moon completes an orbit around Earth in 29.5 days in what is known as a lunar month.