Showing posts with label Moon Phases. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Moon Phases. Show all posts

Monday, September 16, 2013

NASA Explains the Harvest Moon

In the northern hemisphere the Harvest Moon will appear later this week. This is the full moon that is closest to the northern autumnal equinox. In the short video below the team at NASA ScienceCasts explains why it is called the Harvest Moon and why other moons have names too. It's fair season here in Maine so harvesting is on a lot of people's minds, I found the video interesting, and I hope that you and your students do too.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Moon Phases, Tides, and Oreo Cookies

In a recent post by Ryann Warlick I saw a nice infographic that features Oreo cookies being used to explain the phases of the moon. That infographic (embedded below) prompted me to do a quick search for some related videos. I found a couple of good ones on YouTube and one on Next Vista for Learning. Those videos are embedded below too.

Moon Phases Explained (with Oreos)
by mhars.
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Friday, November 23, 2012

Moon Phases and The Inner Solar System

Earlier this week Danny Nicholson posted a neat video of the 2013 moon phases animated. That video uses the same graphics that were used in this video published on NASA's YouTube channel. NASA's video includes some annotations as the video plays. I've embedded NASA's channel below.

As I often do when I find one video that I like on YouTube, after watching the video above I got lost looking for other interesting NASA videos on YouTube. In my "YouTube wanderings" I found a short six part course titled the Exploring the Inner Solar System. The course contains six short lectures featuring Dr. Jim Garvin of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. I've embedded the playlist below.

Applications for Education
Exploring the Inner Solar System explores questions like why does space matter? Why is exploring the inner solar system so crucial? Where will humans and robots venture to next? All of the videos are ten minutes or less which makes them a good length for use as supplementary material to show in your classroom. If YouTube is blocked in your school NASA has made the series available for download here.