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Phases of the Moon / The Sun


Price: $29.95
Order Number: 711.0016
Format : DVD

This product includes a DVD, CD-ROM (contains additional student activities) and online access to a Teacher’s Guide. The CD-ROM includes a Spanish language soundtrack.

Phases of the Moon- Why does the Moon change its shape? David Heil sits on top of a huge model of the Earth while Derrick Pitts orbits him with a model of the Moon. Derrick demonstrates each of the Moon's phases and the relationship among the Sun, Earth and Moon. Your students learn about lunar phases and discover the relationship between the sun, moon, and Earth.

Concepts: Solar systems, models and scales.

The Sun- Why is the Sun so hot and will it ever burn up? David Heil warms to this topic as astronomer Derrick Pitts shows him what powers the Sun. Peggy Knapp takes a trip to the national solar observatory in Arizona. Students learn how scientists study the sun, why the sun is so hot, what sunspots are, and why the sun is considered middle-aged.

Concepts: Solar system, energy, astronomy, models and scale

Rights granted with the purchase of DVD include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b) public performance, c) campus or building closed circuit and digital/video-on-demand transmission.

Click here for Teacher’s Guide

Ideal for Grades: 6 - 9
Duration: 30 minutes
Producer: Twin Cities Public Television
Series Order #711

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