Sun/Earth/Moon System Phenomena

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In Physics 111, students and instructors study the moon throughout the term by making observations, making predictions, drawing and writing, experimenting, discussing, questioning, etc. The topic of the moon is an example of ongoing discussion of subject matter because there is a great deal of exploration and piecing things together that need to occur before students will understand the phases of the moon. This page elaborates on each segment of the students building their understandings of the moon.

Week 1: Beginning to Observe Sun and Moon Phenomena

Week 2-4: Ongoing Explorations of Sun and Moon Phenomena

Week 5: Predicting Where and When to Look for the Moon

Week 6-8: Moon Dances

Week 9: Moon Paper

Week 10: Reasons for Seasons

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