Full Moon: Definition, Facts & Features Video


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When does the full moon occur?

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1. Where does the full moon fall within the lunar cycle?

2. How long, approximately, is a lunar cycle?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo is designed to help you quickly assess your understanding of full moon facts and myths. You will be quizzed on the effects and frequency of the full moon.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Needed alignment for a full moon
  • Full moon's place in the lunar cycle
  • Length of a lunar cycle
  • Full moon's effect on the tides
  • Legends about the full moon

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related astronomy lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the full moon in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding a lunar cycle and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding legends associated with the full moon

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Full Moon: Definition, Facts & Features. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe when a full moon occurs
  • View the Moon's lunar cycle
  • Identify the characteristics of a new moon
  • Relate legends about the full moon
  • Indicate what other cultures call the full moon