What Lights up the Moon?

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The purpose of the assessment probe, in this chapter, is to elicit children’s ideas about the Moon’s light. The probe is designed to uncover children’s ideas about the relationship between the Sun and the Moon and reflected light.

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  • on Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:01 PM

At least I would think. While younger students might believe the moon produces its own light, that would be incorrect thinking. A teacher could demonstrate how objects reflect light, but there has to be a level of trust to get students to discard the notion that the moon produces its own light. Unlike many of the probes, this one asks students to think about an object they cannot directly interact with (at least at this age).

Susan German  (Hallsville, MO)
Susan German (Hallsville, MO)

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