ALEX Learning Assets
Title: Phases of the Moon
Digital Tool: Lunar Phases
Digital Tool Description: This interactive gives you a chance to view the Moon from a usual place-standing on the ground in the northern hemisphere, looking south-and, simultaneously, from an unusual place-in space, far above the North Pole of the Earth. The combination of these two vantage points makes clear the connection between the Moon's location in its orbit, its appearance in the sky, and the time of day.
*Introduction tab of interactive
Title: Fly Me to the Moon- A Virtual Field Trip
Digital Tool: Video Tour of the Moon
Digital Tool Description: Provided by Nasa, this tool will show the students the different surfaces of the moon. The video views all sides of the moon and the interesting surfaces one would encounter on a trip to the moon.
Title: Moon Phases
Digital Tool: Phases of the Moon - Hip Hop Song (free)
Digital Tool Description: Phases of the Moon hip hop song is a free download through "Songs of Higher Learning". This song teaches the phases and explains why the moon appears to change shape over the course of a month. It is a fun, catchy tune that students quickly learn.
Title: What Can Satellites Do?
Digital Tool: Wonderopolis Videos
Digital Tool Description: This Wonder of the Day will help you learn more about some things that it would be hard to imagine living without…but that we can’t see!
Have you ever wondered…
What can satellites do?
How many satellites orbit the Earth?
When was the first satellite launched into orbit?
Did you know?Without these things, our daily lives would look much different. Some of us couldn’t watch television. Some of us couldn’t figure out how to navigate from one place to another when traveling. Some of us could be endangered by bad weather that we didn’t know was coming. What are we talking about? Satellites, of course!