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Solar System: Earth's Moon for Secondary Discuss this eTheme.

Learn about the Moon. Find out about its geological and chemical structure. Includes the Moon’s phases, theories of formation, and sidereal and Synodic periods of rotation. Learn about the Apollo missions from earth to the Moon. Includes images of the Moon, simulations, and videos. eThemes Resources on the earth’s moon, phases of the moon, eclipses, planets, rotation and revolution are also included.

Grades

  • 7,
  • 8,
  • 9,
  • 10

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See images and learn facts about the Moon. Also learn about the astronauts who have been on the Moon.
Review the physical properties of the Moon compared to the Earth's properties.
Learn about several theories on the formation of the Moon.
Learn about the Moon's revolution, gravitational bound to Earth and its consequences.
Find out about the Moon's apparent motion in the sky and sidereal period. Learn about its variations in the size, distance, and speed.
Learn how to tell time based on the Moon's position in the sky. Also learn about the Moon's phases and lunar eclipses.
This simulation demonstrates the Moon's orbital sidereal and Synodic orbital periods.
Use this simulation to learn about the displayed phases of the Moon while it revolves around the earth.
Play this simulation to find out whether there is an always dark side of the Moon.
Learn about points of interest on the Moon's surface.
Here is a gallery of high resolution photographs of the Moon's surface.
View the Moon in false colors to learn the surface's high and low points and chemical composition.
Use interactive geological and topographic maps of the Moon to zoom in on craters valleys.
Here is a photograph of our earth and the Moon as they seen from Mars.
Learn the history of the Moon's exploration by Apollo missions.
Find out about Apollo missions that landed on the Moon. Learn about crews, read their reports, and watch movies.
Here is a list of all Apollo missions including their reports, photographs and scientific contributions.
Learn about the Earth's satellite - the Moon. Find out about the Moon's size, distance from the Earth, its surface and composition. Learn why moon moves in the sky and does not look the same day after day. Find out about expeditions to the Moon and view the Moon's photographs. Includes a quiz, a movie, games, simulations, and images. eThemes Resources on phases of the moon, eclipses, planets, rotation and revolution are also included.
This resource is about the Moon that revolves around earth. Learn why the Moon displays phases and find out whether there is a dark side of the Moon. The resources include online simulations, games, and in class activities. eThemes Resources on the earth's moon, eclipses, planets, rotation and revolution are also included.
This resource contains information about solar and lunar eclipses. Includes descriptions, Webcasts, images, and charts. There are also sky charts and descriptions of the earth, moon, and sun relationships.
These sites demonstrate rotation, revolution, and the orbit of planets and moons in our solar system. Includes information about day/night cycles, rotational periods, constellations, moon phases, and telling time.
This resource is about the solar system and its nine planets. Includes facts and photographs of the planets. Learn about the various climates and structures.

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