Understanding Moon Phases

1-hour presentation


  • Duration: 1 hour (45 minute presentation, 15 minute question period)
  • Ages: 8+
  • Price: $100
  • Location: in person in Montréal, or remote/virtual (Zoom, Google Meet, Streamyard)
  • Available: Anywhere in Canada

What Your Class Will Learn

  • how the Moon reflects light from the Sun
  • how the Moon goes around the Earth each month
  • names of the phases of the Moon (First Quarter, Full, Gibbous, etc...)
  • why we see sometimes see the Moon in the afternoon and the morning

Group Activity

To teach how the phases of the Moon work, we'll be doing an activity using a styrofoam ball that will reflect the light from a bright bulb. This is a very simply but fantastic demonstration that really clicks with students

Materials Needed

  • white styrofoam ball
  • popsicle stick
  • lightbulb
  • dark room (the darker the better!)


If weather allows and the phase of the Moon is right, we'll head outside and look at the Moon through a telescope. 

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