Minute Earth is one of my favorite YouTube channels to which I subscribe. The channel offers lots of short, interesting lessons. One of the lessons that I bookmarked a while back is Why Do We Only See One Side of the Moon? It wasn’t a question that I had thought about until I saw the video, but once I saw it I was curious as to the answer. The answer is explained in the short video embedded below.
Applications for Education
I would use this video as part of a follow-up to a fun homework assignment for students. Ask them to look at the moon with their parents and try to come up with an explanation for why they only see one side of the moon. Then in my classroom I would use the video as part of larger lesson in which the answer is explained.