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Ch 25.2  The Earth - Moon System

Ch 25.2 The Earth - Moon System

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  • Explain why the moon lacks an atmosphere and temperature consequences
  • Describe moon features
  • State theory of moon’s formation
  • Explain phases of the moon, eclipses, and tides.
  • Interpret diagrams of relative positions of sun, moon, and earth during above events

Nevada Science Standards

E.8.B.7 Students know regular and predictable motions ofEarth around the Sun and the Moon around Earthexplain such phenomena as the day, the year,phases of the Moon, and eclipses. E/S

Next Generation Science Standards

MS-ESS1-1. Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons.


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Video Clip: Earth, Moon and Sun System

Ch 25.2 The Earth-Moon System

Read Chapter 25.2 The Earth-Moon System pg 796-801. Outline the reading in your Science Notebook & include major points and diagrams/tables.
You should focus on the following essential questions:
-Why does the moon's temperature vary widely
-What features are found on the moon's surface
-How did the moon form
-What causes the phases of the moon
-What causes solar and lunar eclipses
-What causes the tides


Source: Prentice Hall Physical Science - Concepts in Action

The Moon - Video Notetaking Guide


Source: Dottie Edwards, Strasburg High School, Strasburg, VA, Shenandoah County Public Schools

The Moon - Universe Series, Episode 5

Complete Notetaking Guide while watching video.

Phases of the moon worksheet

Use textbook, powerpoint, or video clips to answer questions and complete diagrams.
Includes questions about Moon surface.


Eclipses, moon phases, and tides

Complete Notes is Science Notebook while viewing powerpoint