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Movements of the Moon Lesson for Kids: Orbit & Rotation

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What is the movement of the Moon called as it travels around the Earth?

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1. What is the path of the Moon around Earth called?

2. What is the Moon's movement called as it spins in space?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can see all or part of it almost every night, but you usually can't see it in the daytime. What is it? It's the Moon, of course. It doesn't just hang there, either. On this worksheet and quiz, you will answer test questions on how the Moon moves, where it goes when it's moving, and how long it takes to get back to where it started.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on:

  • How long it takes for the Moon to go around the Earth once
  • What the Moon's path around the Earth is called
  • Which term describes the Moon's spinning movement

Skills Practiced

  • Remembering details - make sure that you remember what you read about how long it takes for the Moon to complete one full spinning motion
  • Understanding key ideas - be sure that you can correctly name the term we use to describe the movement of the Moon around the Earth
  • Reading awareness - see that you understand what the Moon is doing when it's spinning on its axis based on your reading of the lesson

Additional Learning

If you'd like to find out more, study the lesson called Movements of the Moon Lesson for Kids: Orbit & Rotation. By the time you finish the lesson, you should be able to:

  • Explain why we only see one side of the Moon
  • Name the only people who have seen the dark side of the Moon
  • Describe the Moon's phases and what causes them
  • Tell how the Moon's movements affect Earth's oceans
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