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Phases of the Moon JS Model Documents

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Main Document

Phases of the Moon JS Model 

written by Todd Timberlake and Mario Belloni

The EJS Phases of Moon JS model displays the appearance of the Moon and how it changes depending on the position of the Moon relative to Earth and Sun. The right window shows Earth (at the center) and Moon, as well as a circle tracing out Moon's orbit. The Sun is far to the right in this picture and therefore the right side of Earth and Moon are bright while the left sides are dark.  By using the options, the Moon View window (left) shows the appearance of the Moon as seen from Earth  when the Moon is in the position shown in the main window.  

The EJS Phases of the Moon JS model includes supplemental documents (see below) that include a middle school lesson plan.

Published July 3, 2014
Last Modified September 25, 2017

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Supplemental Documents (4)

Phases of Moon Model: Lesson Plan 

A pdf file with a teacher lesson plan for use with the Phases of Moon.

Published October 12, 2009
Last Modified March 4, 2015

Phases of Moon Model: Homework Exploration 

A pdf file with a college-level homework exploration for use with the Phases of Moon.

Published October 9, 2009
Last Modified March 4, 2015

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Phases of the Moon EPUB 

EPUB3 format of the Phases of the Moon JS model.

Published June 29, 2014
Last Modified March 4, 2015

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Phases of the Moon Middle School Lesson Plan EPUB 

The Phases of the Moon Middle School Lesson Plan in an EPUB format

Published June 29, 2014
Last Modified March 4, 2015

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Source Code Documents

Phases of the Moon JS Model Source Code 

Source Code for the Phases of the Moon JS Model program.

Released under a This material is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0.

Published July 3, 2014
Last Modified September 25, 2017

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