Today we learned about how the Moon has a cycle with phases. The Moon changes, in appearance, to us on Earth, depending on which phase it is in and its relation to the Earth and Sun.
Mia's group decided to leave the smiley face on the beach ball to represent "the Man in the Moon". What a clever idea!
Here are a couple of our groups with their Moon.
Let's begin exploring the phases. One group member held the flashlight and represented the Sun. Another represented the Moon and held the ball. And the last member represented the Earth.
They made a quarter moon, that is where only half of the Moon is showing.
Here is another group representing the Earth blocking the Moon, which is a "New Moon".