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Investigation 2:
The Earth's Moon

This investigation will help you to:

To learn more about the surface of the moon, visit the following web sites:

Chapter 6: The Earth's Moon, Eyes on the Sky, and Feet on the Ground,
Smithsonian Institution
This chapter provides activities and information on the Earth's moon.

To learn more about the phases of the moon in the lunar cycle, visit the following web sites:

Earth/Moon/Sun Positions and the Moon's Phase,
Northern Illinois University
Find a unique view of Earth-moon-sun relationships with the Java applet.

Moon's Orbit Around the Earth and Earth's Orbit Around the Sun,
H. Tahsiri
See why eclipses arenít more frequent.

To learn more about the possible origins of the craters on the surface of the moon, visit the following web sites:




Investigation 1

Investigation 2

Investigation 3

Investigation 4

Investigation 5

Investigation 6

Investigation 7

Investigation 8

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