2013-14 B. Moon Over Us: Moon Phases November-December
In the project, student astronomers around the world exchange results and analyze the differences of images of the moon and discuss this information by commenting on each other’s webpages.
In addition, students will research and share stories and legends about the Moon. The result is an intercultural exchange of explanations about the differences and similarities of each country from the sky, the data gathering technology, and cultural traditions.
After completing the project, including a final survey and sharing reflections about their learning, students receive an iCollaboratory Web Badge and a certificate.
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Welcome to the Moon Over Us: Phases project. This project promotes the observations of the Moon by students on different continents. Students learn all about the phases of the moon and how they differ in the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere. Each evening students observe and sketch or take pictures of the moon once a week, beginnig when the moon is full, and ending when the moon is new. Then students create webpages with their observations about the changes each day.
Activity 1: Take a Survey
Take this survey and tell about your school, your community, and the environment in which you live. View the survey responses to learn more about different communities in the USA and around the world. Analyze the survey data.
- Take photographs, videos, and record audio (optional) of the the moon each evening.
- Record the exact time and place the picture was taken or the drawing was made.
- Save the images in .jpg format to be uploaded later to your web page.
- Video or audio recordings can be 30 seconds or shorter and can be recorded with a laptop computer when you take a picture or make your drawing.
You will use these media items in when you create your webpages.
Activity 3：Identify and Compare Moon Phases
Identify each of your photos or drawings with the appropriate phase. Use the Moon Phases Diagram if you need help.
- Compare each of your photos or drawings to Moon Phases Diagram
- Save your photos and your comparisons to post all the 5 pictures on the web page you will create in Activity 4.
- Add them to each picture you take.
Select one webpage from your school and two pages from another school that do not have comments. Read the information and comment on the page.
The comment should contain:
- complete sentences
- what caught your eye on the webpage
- what information was accurate
- what you liked about the webpage
- ask a question so the creator will reply
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