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Book 8: The Moon: Orbits, Appearances, and Effects

Levels: 3-4
Contextual strands: Planet Earth and beyond icon. Planet Earth and beyond


The Moon is a prominent object in near space with all the mystery and "unknownness" that many people attach to things outside their full sensory experience. In addition, the relationship between the Earth, the Moon, and the Sun causes regular effects on Earth (for example, tides) that are physical phenomena easily observed by students and that form part of their everyday lives.

Concept overview

Use the concept overview, which is also on the inside front cover of the book, as a reference for the concepts that relate to The Moon: Orbits, Appearances, and Effects.

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Assessment resources

Search the science section of the Assessment Resource Banks (ARB) website to find resources that assess the 'big idea' learning outcomes referred to in the concept overview for this title.