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Upper Elementary Science - I
3.18 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 is GETTING BIGGER, it is ____

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

Q 3: When we see the Moon, we are looking at the part of the moon that is reflecting light from the Sun.

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

Q 5: When the Moon appears to be completely round, it is called the _____.
Full Moon
New Moon
Quarter Moon

Q 6: When the Moon is not visible, it is called _______.
First quarter
New Moon
Full Moon

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

Q 8: The New Moon can be seen clearly in the night sky.

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