Year 9 Gravity and the Moon Science Study

Our science work in Year 9 has involved the pupils learning about gravity and the moon. Our research has helped the pupils to understand how and why a full moon happens.

Science teacher Mr R introduced the pupils to the idea of moon phases. We have seen that eight of these exist. Some new vocabulary was introduced with terms such as waning crescent, waxing crescent and waning gibbous.

Different table activities have taken place. Some of the students have sorted images of the eight phases of the moon into the correct sequence. Another activity has involved some pupils sorting the planets into the correct order.

A comprehension exercise has also been completed. The Year 9 students were asked to answer questions about how the moon produces light and why it can appear so bright.

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