Phases of the moon animation


Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30


Night and morning sky

Target Audience:

General public


November is a great time to see all the phases of the moon and spot the areas where the Apollo missions landed. Watch "What's Up" for November and then try the activities below to get students engaged.

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  • Moon Phases Activity
    Students learn about the phases of the moon by acting them out.

  • Whip Up a Moon-Like Crater
    Whip up a moon-like crater with baking ingredients as a demonstration for students.

  • Touchdown
    In this engineering design challenge, students design and build a shock-absorbing system that will protect two "astronauts" when they land.

  • Roving on the Moon
    In this engineering design challenge, students build a rubber-band-powered rover that can scramble across the room.

  • Solar Oven
    Students build a solar oven and learn about the importance of solar energy for establishing a lunar base in this engineering design challenge.

  • Moon Lithograph
    This two-sided handout includes an image of the moon on one side and facts on the other.