Welcome to The Moon Over Us Shared Project!
Welcome to the Moon Over Us project. This project promotes the observations of the Moon by students on different continents. Students learn about the full Moon, its distance from Earth, and how it changes its shape. Each evening they observe and sketch or take pictures of the Moon during before and after the Chinese Moon Festival when the Moon is full. Then students create webpages with their observations about the changes each day.
In the project, students and teachers from around the world exchange results and analyze the differences of images of the Moon and discuss this information by commenting on each others web pages.
In addition, students research and share stories, legends, and poetry about the Moon. The result is an intercultural exchange of explanations about the differences of each country from the sky, the data gathering technology, and cultural traditions.
- Activity 1: Take a Survey
- Activity 2: Participant Discussion
- Activity 3: Creating and Sharing Images活动3：拍摄你的社区
Take photographs, videos, and record audio (optional) of the night sky including the Moon over your home each evening. The Moon needs to be low enough in the sky so you can include the ground, trees, or buildings to ensure the picture is right side up.
Record the exact time and place the image was taken. 记录你拍照的确切时间和地点。
Create a collage as in the example above. Save the images in .jpg format to be uploaded in the gallery listed below.
Video or audio recordings can be 30 seconds or shorter and can be recorded with a laptop computer when you take a picture.
You will use these media items later in this project.
- Activity 4: Adding Comments to Gallery Pages
If you are from the USA, please select one gallery from your school and two galleries from other schools that do not have comments. Read the information and comment on the image.
The comment may contain complete sentences with the answers to these questions: What did you find on the page that caught your eye? What information is accurate on the page? What do you like about the page? After comment please ask a question so the creator will replay.
- Activity 5: What did You Learn?