Friday, January 27, 2012

Moon Phases!

A couple of weeks ago we finally finished up the last of our space studies... better late than never, right!? We finished the unit by studying the phases of the moon and their relationship to the tides!

Quinn had never really learned much about the phases of the moon and their different names so he created a chart labeling how the moon changes from the new moon, to waxing crescent, to first quarter, waning gibbous, and then full moon. From there it changes to waxing gibbous, last quarter, and waning crescent before going back to a new moon and then starting the phases all over again!

Dalton already knew about the names of the phases and what they looked like in the night's sky so he made a chart showing the relationship between the ocean's tides and the phases of the moon!

He also included information about human behaviors and their relationship to the phases of the moon. For instance, did you know that during the new moon humans tend to exhibit more dull behavior such a calmness or even depression. While during the full moon humans tend to have a more energized and anxious behavior!

Quinn and his finished "Phases of the Moon" chart!

I think he was trying to be a crescent moon in this photo!

Dalton's chart almost complete! That is a whole lot of information!

Color coated and everything!

Well done! Way to end our space studies!

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