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Looking at Learning ... Again



 

Tune in to the Moon

The Moon can provide a wealth of resources for learning for both you and your students. Here you'll find a collection of resources related to LOOKING AT LEARNING ... AGAIN. Happy Moon gazing!

Moon Activities and Resources from the Workshops

Resources about the Phases of the Moon

Moon Myths and Legends

Lunar Activities and Resources for K-12 Teachers

Use an Online Telescope!


Moon Activities and Resources from the Workshops

The Moon Journal

Map of the Moon

Moon Tricks, a Moon story by Dick Konicek

Zunipu Moon Legend

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Resources about the Phases of the Moon

Old Farmer's Almanac
Phases of the Moon and rise and set times for the current year. Recommended site.
US Naval Observatory
Data about the Moon rise and set, phases, and other astronomical information. Recommended site.
Private Universe Project Teachers' Lab
Resources for teachers that will help them elicit student ideas about the distance between Earth, the Sun, and the Moon and about the phases of the Moon. Recommended site.
Moon Page
A mailing list, moon myths, quizzes, and a Moon phase calculator.
Inconstant Moon
A multimedia resource for the beginning observer and the seasoned viewer.
The Naturalist Net
Calculation of the phases of the Moon on any given day past, present, or future.
Sky Resources from Griffith Observatory
Detailed resources about the phases of the Moon, lunar and solar eclipses, and other planetary information from this observatory in Los Angeles, CA.
 
 

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Moon Myths and Legends

A Collection of Moon Stories including the Mayan Moon Goddess and The Toad and the Hare.

Rock House: Why the Sun Follows the Moon

Moon Legends and Folklore in the United States

Chinese Moon Festival Legends

Names of Full Moons

More Moon Legends and Tales

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Lunar Activities and Resources for K-12 Teachers

Take a Tour of the Moon
Suggestions for observing features on the Moon and how to use a Moon map from Sky and Telescope Magazine.
Moon Tool
Download this freeware program that displays the current phase of the Moon in your area. Read "About Moon Tool" under the Apple menu for more information.
Measure and Chart the Moon
Simple activities for all ages to explore the Moon.
Draw the Moon Like Galileo Did
Explore drawings of the Moon that Galileo did. Find out how to build a telescope like his and re-create Galileo's observations.
Challenges for Students about the Moon
Activities from the MicroObservatory. Use with or without the online telescope.
Sunrise Sunset Lessons
Activities from the Los Angeles Learning Exchange for K-12.

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Use an Online Telescope

The MicroObservatory
A network of five automated telescopes that can be controlled over the Internet. Designed by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the MicroObservatory enables students and teachers nationwide to investigate the wonder of deep space from their classrooms. The Web site is open to everyone for exploration, with free passwords and access information granted at the site.

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