Science Thursday: To the Moon and Back

Hello All,

In science today we discussed why we see different phases of the moon, how the moon orbits the earth and how we see its lit side at different times.  

After discussing the moon's phases we talked about how the moon was formed and how  moon and earth rocks are similar. We also discussed how the impact of the planet that made the moon also tilted the earth. We used different colored Play-Doh balls to demonstrate this great impact.

The Oaks also got into how the tilt of the earth - and the way that the sun's rays hit the earth - account for why we have seasons and how the southern and northern hemispheres have their summers and winters at different times.