8A20.15 - Phases of the Moon

Phases of the Moon

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PIRA Classification: 8A20.15

Description: A camera (the "Earth") is placed at the center of a rotating beam. A styrofoam ball ("the Moon") is placed at the far end of the beam. At the other end of the lecture hall, a light (the "Sun") shines on the apparatus. As the Earth/moon is rotated, the different phases of the moon are observed on the big screen.

Special Instructions: Make sure the camera is turned on.

Condition: Good

Setup time: 3 minutes