Observing the Moon

Observing the Moon reports actual observations as a narrator watches the Moon over a period of weeks. Each phase features a photograph of the Moon’s shape, along with the date, time, and name of the lunar phase. The pages that follow provide telescopic images of the Moon and diagrams of the Moon in relationship to Earth for each phase. Through the recorded observations and diagrams, students come to understand that the Moon appears to change in a regular pattern. This book provides secondhand investigation opportunities for students as they analyze data in order to look for patterns.