Investigation 2: The Earth's Moon


To learn more about the surface of the moon, visit the following web sites:

Chapter 6: The Earth's Moon, Eyes on the Sky, and Feet on the Ground, Smithsonian Institution
This chapter provides activities and information on the Earth's moon.


To learn more about predicting the phases of the moon in the lunar cycle, visit the following web sites:

Earth/Moon/Sun Positions and the Moon's Phase, Northern Illinois University
Find a unique view of Earth-moon-sun relationships with the Java applet.

Moon's Orbit Around the Earth and Earth's Orbit Around the Sun, H. Tahsiri
See why eclipses aren’t more frequent.


To learn more about the possible origins of craters on the surface of the moon, visit the following web sites:

The Moon, New Mexico State University
Learn about how features of the moon where formed.

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