Does the Moon Rotate? (Activity)

Does the Moon Rotate? (Activity)

  • Daytime Event
  • Outside Venue
  • Target Audience
  • Child, Teen, Adult
Many people may think that the moon doesn't  rotate, when it actually does! This fun activity helps you demonstrate this rather unintuitive fact.

To start, make a 3 dimensional model of the Earth and Moon. Using the Sun's light, discover that the Moon does in fact rotate, in the same amount of time it takes to make one orbit.

The details for this activity are in the PDF, and make for a fantastic small group activity with your audience as you wait for the Sun to set.

You can also find additional Moon for your audiences activities in the related links below..

Uploaded: October 2008

Activity Key

Daytime Event
Daytime Event
Nighttime Event
Nighttime Event
Inside Venue
Inside Venue
Outside Venue
Outside Venue
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Target Audience