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Learning Poll Results -- The Moon

Below are the total number of responses for each question. What conclusions can you draw?

1. On any given date, is the phase of the Moon the same in the northern and southern hemisphere?
Yes 56
No 51
Not sure 8

2. Imagine you went outside yesterday at 8 pm and viewed the Moon in the position and the shape (phase) shown below. If you were to go outside two days later at approximately 8 pm, what would you observe?

a. The Moon's shape would appear:

Larger (closer to the shape of a full moon) 57
Smaller (closer to the shape of a new moon) 44
The same 5
Not sure 12

b. The Moon's position would be located in:

The same place 9
More toward the west 44
More toward the east 47
Not sure 18

3. Which of these represents the correct order of the Moon's phases in the northern hemisphere?

Picture Set 1

Picture Set 2

Picture Set 1 43
Picture Set 2 61
Neither 6
Not sure 9

4. Does the Moon rotate (spin) as it orbits the Earth?

Yes 71
No 42
Not sure 5

Wondering what's correct? In the spirit of LOOKING AT LEARNING ... AGAIN, we're asking you to discover the answers through collaboration. Go to the Talk to Teachers area to share your answers, ideas, and questions about the Moon, and to share your experiences learning about it. Or take the next poll.

 

 

 
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