hw6 - Astronomy Ranking Task: Phases of the Moon Exercise...

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Unformatted text preview: Astronomy Ranking Task: Phases of the Moon Exercise #1 Description: The figure below shows a top view of the Sun, Earth, and five different positions (A - E) of the Moon during one orbit of Earth. Note that the distances shown for the Sun to Earth and for Earth to the Moon are not drawn to scale. Ranking Instructions: Rank (from greatest to least) the amount of the Moons entire surface that is illuminated by sunlight for the five positions (A-E) shown. Ranking Order: Greatest 1 ____ 2 ____ 3 ____ 4 ____ 5 ____ Least Or, the amount of the entire surface of the Moon illuminated by sunlight is the same at all the positions. ____ (indicate with check mark). Carefully explain your reasoning for ranking this way: _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ Copyright 2005 Conceptual Astronomy and Physics Education Research (CAPER) Team University of Arizona Astronomy Ranking Task: Phases of the Moon Exercise #2 Description: The figure below shows a top view of the Sun, Earth and six different positions (A - F) of the Moon during one orbit of Earth. Note that the distances shown for the Sun to Earth and for Earth to the Moon are not drawn to scale....
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