Moon Journal

The Moon seems to change shape every night. You can keep a picture journal of the Moon to show the different ways it looks over the month.

Materials

A smiling moon with stars.

Procedure

When it's dark, go outside with an adult family member and find the Moon. If it is too cloudy to see the Moon, try again the next night. In your notebook, draw a picture of what the Moon looks like. Make a note about any other interesting things you notice about the sky on this night. Write the date at the top of the page. Do this activity for 28 nights in a row.

Results

How did the Moon look on the first night? In the first two weeks, did the Moon seem to be getting bigger or smaller? How do you know?