The moon completes it orbit around Earth every 29.5 days, creating the lunar cycle. The most interesting thing I learned from the Chapter 2 reading was that the word “month” is meant to sound like “moon” – I’m surprised I never knew the origin of the word before! As the moon orbits Earth, we are able to see different portions of it illuminated, which is why we have a new moon, a full moon, and everything in between. The moon goes through a series of phases, as it grows by waxing and shrinks by waning. I found this game online and it’s a cute way for kids to get a better sense of the phases of the moon. Give it a try – it’s a fun puzzle to remind us how we, as observers on Earth, can watch the moon change each day of the month.