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Movement of the Earth Sun and Moon



• To sort the SunEarth and Moon by size

• To observe the SunEarth and Moon in the orbits they move

• To define rotational and revolutionary movements

• To deduce how 1 year, 1 month and 1 day occurred

• To notice  that nothing in the Universe is static

• To observe that the Sun has rotational movement, the Earth and Moon have both rotational and revolutionary movements

• To observe the phases of the Moon


Curriculum Alignments


MS-ESS1-1 Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons.




In this experiment, the movements of the Sun, Earth and Moon are observed. Students earn about the phases of the moon. The results of rotation and revolution movements are obtained. They will be able to define rotational and revolutionary movements. They will explore how one year, one month and one day occurs.