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The Phases of the Moon

In this worksheet, students will answer questions about the changing shape of the Moon as seen on Earth.

'The Phases of the Moon' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Earth and Space

Curriculum subtopic:   Movement of the Moon

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

The Moon - isn't it amazing, hanging there above us, flooding the Earth with its gentle light, reflected from the Sun?

 

The moon takes 28 days to orbit the Earth. It also spins as it travels. The moon rotates once every 24 hours, the same as the Earth. This means that we always see the same side of the moon.

 

Phases of the Moon

 

We see the moon because it reflects sunlight. We call the changing shapes of the moon its phases.

 

Got that?  Let's have a look at the phases of the moon.

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