Aimed at pupils aged 11-14 this workshop provides an opportunity for both a scientific investigation and study of the Moon. Pupils investigate the lunar surface and analyse a region, looking at the number of craters and the distribution of those craters, learning about geological processes.
Aimed at pupils aged between 7-14 this activity involves arrange a large jigsaw of the Moon. The end result is a detailed image, which the pupils then use to study the Moon’s surface.
It takes the Moon around 27 days to orbit around the Earth, during this time we see the Moon go through a series of different shapes, known as the "phases" of the Moon. It takes around 29.5 days for the Moon to get back to exactly the same phase, this is a little longer than it takes it orbit the Earth, due to the fact that the Earth is also moving around the Sun at the same time.