About the Moon: Phases & Facts


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How old is the moon in comparison to the Earth?

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1. How is it possible that the moon always faces the Earth?

2. What causes the phases of the Moon?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this interactive quiz and worksheet to check your understanding of the phases of the moon. You will be quizzed on the different phases, as well as how the moon moves.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to assess your ability to:

  • Compares the ages of the Earth and moon
  • Recall phases of the moon
  • Understand why the moon goes through different phases
  • Recall why you can only observe one area of the moon

Skills Practiced

With this quiz and worksheet, students can test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related phases of the moon lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding synchronous orbit and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Full Moon and New Moon

Additional Learning

To learn more about the moon and its phases, check out the accompanying lesson on The Phases of the Moon. The following objectives are included in this lesson:

  • Know and understand basic data about the moon
  • Understand the different phases of the moon
  • Define lunar cycle
  • Learn about synchronous orbit
  • Learn interesting and lesser known facts about the moon