Moon Phases: Waxing, Waning and Lunar Cycle


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This is the phase of the moon we normally don't see:

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1. Following the new moon, the moon enters the:

2. The phase of the moon directly opposite the sun is the:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess what the different phases of the moon are and when they occur. You will be quizzed on the phase of the moon that normally can't be seen and the phase that follows the new moon.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review the following moon phases:

  • Full moon
  • Waxing crescent
  • First quarter
  • Waning crescent
  • New moon

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related moon phases lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the phase of the moon that is directly opposite of the sun
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the lunar phase that follows the new moon

Additional Learning

To learn more about moon phases, review the accompanying lesson titled Moon Phases: Names & Sequence. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify what the phases of the moon are and their significance
  • Review the characteristics of the first quarter and waxing gibbous moon phase
  • Understand the factors of the full moon and waning phases of the moon