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Exploring the Moon's Phases

Exploring the Moon's Phases | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Have you ever wondered why the Moon looks different in the night sky? Join us on a journey to explore the Moon's phases and discover why they change over time.


The hypothesis is that the Moon's phases are caused by its orbit around the Sun.

Method & Materials

You will observe the Moon's phases over a period of time and record your observations.
You will need a telescope, a notebook, and a calendar.


Through careful observation, it was discovered that the Moon's phases are caused by its orbit around the Sun. The most interesting observation was that the Moon appears to be a different shape each night.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting and unique because it allows students to observe the Moon's phases over time and learn about the science behind them.

Also Consider

Experiment variations to consider include observing the Moon's phases during different times of the year and comparing the Moon's phases in different locations.

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