Over the years our moon has been giving many different names by many different civilizations. Luna the name given to it by the Romans stuck. The moon due to its close nature to the sun reflects sunlight and is the second brightest object in our sky. The way in which the moon reflects sunlight gives it a differing appearance throughout the course of the year. To many, the moon appears to change shape, but it is just our relative location to where the moon is reflecting light that we see. Scientists believe the moon was created shortly after the Earth after the Earth collided with an object roughly the size of Mars. The impact of this collision resulted in portions of the Earth and the Mars-like object being sent into space. The gravity of the Earth pulled one of the chunks into forming what we today know as our moon.
We start by focusing on the on basic structure and functional aspects of Luna (our moon). The worksheets advance on to discussing the eight different phases of the moon and students learn how to identify each of the phases visually. Students will also be able to understand the differences and significance of lunar and solar eclipses. These worksheets also explore the politics and nationalism that is attributed to space exploration. We then explore our ability as a species to be able to inhabit this celestial body. We also look at how gravity exert by our planet and Luna interact are affect tides and the movements and body rhythms of animals. These worksheets look at all aspects of our moon, the history and the science for students.