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Moon Phase Puzzle

Posted on Jun 9, 2014 by Eliot Attridge Last updated on Jun 8, 2017
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Age Levels
11-12, 13-14, 15-16
Digital Asset
moon phases, physics, Science
Products Used
  • Adobe Captivate


Moon Phase Puzzle

This is a Moon Phase Puzzle created with Adobe Captivate 8.

Once the file is opened and the user presented with the Earth surrounded by the moon in a number of different positions. At the bottom of the screen are 7 moon phases (the New Moon, being invisible, is not shown).

Students drag and drop the correct phase onto the set location.

If a mistake is made, the whole puzzle can be reset using the reset button.

If the moon phases are submitted and they are all correct, then a congratulations screen is shown. Otherwise the puzzle is reset and the student is asked to try again until they get it right.

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Computer able to run Flash.

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All Comments (5)

Sjaani van den Berg

Posted on Jul 26, 2014 - Permalink

I like this, I think it would be a great addition to a solar system unit.

Do you have any plans to expand it beyond the swf format?
I can see this being used on iPads if it wasn't restricted by format.

Eliot Attridge

Posted on Aug 10, 2014 - Permalink

Yes, I can export as an html5 file that is suitable for iPads. I uploaded the swf version as this probably has the greatest number of potential users.

The only thing I'm not sure about at present is how to distribute to iPad users...

Sjaani van den Berg

Posted on Aug 10, 2014 - Permalink

If it's in html5 then it can be accessed like any other website.

For a downloadable app have you considered using Adobe PhoneGap Build?
There are costs involved to create iOS because Apple has a yearly subscription requirement. I'm not familiar with all those requirements.

Eliot Attridge

Posted on Aug 10, 2014 - Permalink

That's a good idea. I have an iOS developers license, but haven't created an app yet. Maybe I'll have a go at just creating an app for ipad to see if it works...

A Dortch

Posted on Oct 5, 2014 - Permalink

Let me know if you do this - just learning to use iPads in my science class.