How Super is the Super Moon?

Learning Objectives

  • Students will analyze data
  • Students will create visual representations of data to best represent pattern(s)
  • Students will determine the properties of the Moon’s orbital path
  • Students will evaluate scientific claims from media

Preparation Time Needed

1 hour

Class Time Required

2-3 hours

Activity Description

The lesson explores the idea of a SuperMoon and is designed to demonstrate that the Moon’s orbit around the Sun is not circular but elliptical.  

Instructions and Image files for the Super Moon activity are included below as word and pdf files.