A clip in the Science Please! collection, The Moon Changes uses archival footage, animated illustrations and amusing narration to explain what causes the different phases of the moon.
Ages 6 to 9
Science - Space
Teacher asks students to: - observe the Moon using a free software application such as Stellarium, changing the date to reveal the different phases; - reproduce the Earth-Moon-Sun system using a globe, a tennis ball and a flashlight; - do research to find out how many natural satellites are in orbit around the planets of the Solar System; - study the effects of the Moon on tides.