Learning about the Moon


Learning Target:  I can identify and compare the physical characteristics of the Sun, Moon, and Earth.

Think about these questions as you learn about the moon:

  • What do you see on the Moon’s surface?
  • What causes craters on the Moon?
  • Why do craters last forever on the Moon and not on the Earth?
  • What are some features of the Moon?
  • Does the Moon rotate?
  • How is the Moon similar to Earth?
  • How is the Moon different from Earth?


  • moon
  • satellite
  • orbit
  • rotate
  • atmosphere
  • crater
  • phase
  • appearance


Online Resources

If you have extra time, you can continue learning using these resources:

An Interesting Connection: