This week we will be learning all about the moon. We’ll look at what the Moon looks like from the Earth and then what it is like to actually visit the Moon too. Mankind first stepped onto the Moon in 1969 and it was the first time humans had stood on another body in space that was not Earth! This year in July it was 50 years since man first walked on the moon 🙂
For Inquiry we will be watching some of these websites and videos together, but you can visit the websites below (in red) and watch the video if you need to, to complete your worksheet on PHASES OF THE MOON.
THE EARTH AND BEYOND is a site where you can read all about the different shaped moons we see in the night sky at different times. You can also read lots more moon facts there (and look around using the links). There is an excellent animation of the PHASES OF THE MOON there.
COOL FACTS ABOUT THE MOON – is a kid-friendly site with interesting facts and phases of the moon explained.
and the original NASA footage of the actual landing!