Phases of the Moon: Lesson for Kids


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The appearance of the moon as viewed from Earth is called what?

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1. What does illumination mean?

2. Which moon phase follows a new moon?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this worksheet and quiz to see how much you know about Earth's moon and how it looks in the night sky. The quiz will test you on what we're seeing when we look at the moon from Earth and which half of the moon is lit up during a full moon.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will answer quiz questions about:

  • What is happening when the moon can't be seen
  • Which type of moon we see after that
  • Word for the different stages of how the moon looks from Earth

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - understand what you have read about changes we see in the moon from Earth
  • Information recall - remember the word used for the different stages of how the moon looks
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to explain what we are seeing during a full moon and why

Additional Learning

If you would like to know more, study Phases of the Moon: Lesson for Kids. When you finish, you should be able to:

  • Compare a 'waxing' to a 'waning' moon
  • Explain what a 'gibbous' moon is
  • Tell how long a lunar cycle lasts