STEM Unplugged Video
3 minutes

How to Build a Moon Model to Study Lunar Phases

  • Astronomy
  • STEM


Do you ever wonder how astronomers study moons and planets that are millions of miles away? By developing models! Even though the moon is out of reach for most people, we can still build models to understand its orbit and rotation. This episode of STEM Unplugged shows students how to build a model of the moon to understand lunar phases.

  • Supplies
  • Table lamp or light source
  • Styrofoam ball
  • Straw


Suggested Time

3 minutes