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Lunar Phases (Grade 6)

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Lunar Phases

1. 
The different appearances of the moon result from its changing position with respect to the Earth and the sun.
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
Gerald keeps a moon journal for a homework assignment. His sketches of how the moon appeared on three different clear nights are shown below. Based upon Gerald's drawings, it appears that the moon is waning.

Moon Phase - Full Moon Moon Phase - Waxing Crescent Moon Phase - Last Quarter
  1. True
  2. False
3. 
The dark side of the moon faces Earth during the new moon phase.
  1. True
  2. False
4. 
The first quarter moon comes after the waxing crescent moon.
  1. True
  2. False
5. 
Between which moon phases is the moon waxing? Select TWO answers.
  1. full moon and third quarter moon
  2. first quarter moon and full moon
  3. new moon and first quarter moon
  4. third quarter moon and new moon
6. 
Javier is creating a moon phase diagram as part of an astronomy project. He drew an image of the moon shown below. Which of the following best describes the moon phase that could be represented by Javier's drawing?
Moon Phase - Waning Crescent
  1. New
  2. Full
  3. Quarter
  4. Gibbous
7. 
In this diagram, what phase of the moon (C) would be seen from the Earth (B)?
Spring Tide 2
  1. new moon
  2. full moon
  3. first quarter
  4. third quarter
8. 
Angela watched the moon from her bedroom window for one week. She noticed that, at first, it was round and fully lit. At the end of the week, the moon was lit on the left side and looked like it had been cut in half. How do scientists describe this stage of the moon phase cycle?
  1. waning
  2. wasting
  3. waxing
  4. warming
9. 
Rob observes the moon in the phase shown.
Moon Phase - Waning Crescent
About how long will it be before Rob can see the moon in the same phase again?
  1. 1 week
  2. 1 month
  3. 1 year
  4. 1 decade
10. 
What phase would the moon be in if the Earth was located directly to the right of the moon on the diagram below?
Moon Phase - Last Quarter
  1. New
  2. Full
  3. First quarter
  4. Third quarter

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