Kate's Corner: Phases of the moon for your sweet tooth

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BRIDGEPORT, W. Va. (WDTV) - In the last Kate's Corner, we had our science lesson on the phases of the moon. Now it's time to put our knowledge to work while enjoying cookies!

On a paper plate, draw your Earth in the center, the sun's rays on one side, and 8 circles around the earth.

Those circles are the different phases of the moon. Now to demonstrate the different phases we are going to use Oreos. Do the classic twist off of one of the cookies. The other side has the icing. This icing will be our moon. Scrape of all, some, or none of the icing to make the 8 different phases of the moon. You'll make the new moon, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, last quarter, and waning crescent.

You'll need to use the sun's position to put the correct phase in the correct location. For instance, the new moon goes directly between the sun and the Earth. The sun's rays illuminate the side of the moon that doesn't face the Earth. That is why the phase where none of the illuminated portion of the moon is visible to Earth.