Explore the Moon’s Phases

This self-paced activity lets students explore the phases of the moon. It is aligned to the CT grade 5 science curriculum.

Students can:

  • Use a slider to observe the moon as it transitions through its phases
  • Order the moon’s phases
  • Explore the lunar cycle
  • Identify waxing versus waning moon phases
  • Confirm their understanding of the moon’s phases by correctly identifying images of the moon


Click the image to launch the program.