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Lower Elementary Science
3.5 Phases Of the Moon

The Moon looks different every night. As the moon orbits or moves around the Earth, the sun's light reflects off of the moon. You can see the Moon change its shape over a month from New Moon to Quarter Moon to Full Moon. These changes are known as the phases of the Moon.


Directions: Answer the following questions. Write about the phases of the moon in your own words.
Q 1: When the Moon appears to be completely round, it is called the _____.
New Moon
Quarter Moon
Full Moon

Q 2: When the moon is GETTING SMALLER, it is _____.
Waxing
Waning

Q 3: If the moon is BIGGER than a QUARTER, we call it ____.
gibbous
half
crescent
full

Q 4: The Full Moon is as big as the Moon can get.
False
True

Q 5: When we see the Moon, we are looking at the part of the moon that is reflecting light from the Sun.
False
True

Q 6: If the Moon is SMALLER than a QUARTER, we call it a _____ Moon.
Crescent
Quarter
Half
Full

Q 7: It takes the Moon around 30 days to orbit the Earth.
False
True

Q 8: When the moon is GETTING BIGGER, it is ____
waxing
waning

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