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¡Las Fases Lunares!

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    Lawrence Hall of Science

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¡Las Fases Lunares!

En esta actividad, Mateo y Cientina enseñan a usar modelos para ver las causas de las fases lunares. Usando un foco de lámpara, una naranja y sus cabezas para representar el sol, la luna y la tierra, los aprendices verán que la sombra de la tierra cae sobre la luna y resulta en las varias fases de la luna.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Model


Materials List (per group of students)

  • foco de lámpara
  • naranja


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Astronomy
    • Solar System
      • The Sun
      • The Moon


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Designed specifically for

  • Limited English proficiency

Culture, ethnicity, and gender

  • Latino

    • Explicity developed for this group


Foreign language versions of this resource:

This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access


Source Collection:

  • Mateo y Cientina


  • All Rights Reserved, The Regents of the University of California, ©2009

Funding Source:

  • National Science Foundation ISE, 0514808