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Space Science: Phases of the Moon
Looking for a terrific lesson on the phases of the moon that has lots of good worksheets? With two excellent websites are embedded in the plan, the activity is sure to spark some interest in your astronomy unit. Some common misconceptions regarding the moon are also put to rest.
6th - 7th Science 61 Views 127 Downloads
Why The Full Moon is Better in Winter
Did you ever wonder which season is best for viewing the full moon? Didn't think so, but you may be fascinated by the answer. In about a minute and a half, find out why winter wins the honor. The tilt of Earth''s axis is the main contributor.
2 mins 5th - 9th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
NASA Plans Moon Base
Students react to statements about the moon, then read a news article about NASA's plans to build a permanent base on the moon. In this space science and current events instructional activity, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and a vocabulary activity, then students read the news piece and participate in a think-pair-share discussion.
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History 29 Views 123 Downloads
Phases of the Moon
A fascinating lesson on the phases of the moon awaits your students. First, 3rd graders take part in an in-class simulation of the phases of the moon by using a flashlight and a ball. Then, students create their own PowerPoint which shows the phases of the moon.
3rd Science 13 Views 72 Downloads
Return to the Moon
Young scholars react to statements about space exploration, then read a news article about plans to resume manned flights to the moon. In this space science and current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and participate in a class discussion.
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History 18 Views 83 Downloads
Demonstrating Moon Phases
Third graders participate in a demonstration of the moon's phases. In this moon phase lesson, 3rd graders watch as the teacher demonstrates moon phases with a bright light and a Styrofoam ball. They answer questions associated with the moon's revolution and directional location.
3rd Science 6 Views 25 Downloads
The Moon's Atmosphere
In this moon's atmosphere worksheet, high schoolers read about the tenuous lunar atmosphere and solve 4 problems. They find the density of helium particles, they find the grams of given atoms in the moon's atmosphere and they find the volume and mass of the lunar atmosphere.
9th - 12th Math 4 Views 21 Downloads
Kinesthetic Astronomy: Moon Phases
We are the world! Each of your class members models Earth and holds a styrofoam ball to see its phases. Thorough teacher background information and a detailed lesson plan will make this a cinch to teach. If you do not want to purchase enough styrofoam balls for the entire class, you could either have children work in small groups, or you could perform the simulation as a demonstration.
3rd - 8th Science 75 Views 63 Downloads
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Not just a simple globe of the moon, this interactive version allows you to choose lighting according to the location of the sun, views from different positions on Earth, and more! Satellite images and topographic data have been combined to create the views of the moon.
3rd - 9th Science 5 Views 5 Downloads
Cut and Paste Moon Phases Activity
In this phases of the moon worksheet, students are given pictures of the phases of the moon and they cut them out and paste them to a diagram with the names of the phases. They answer questions about the moon, the phases and the rotation of the moon, sun and earth.
7th - 10th Science 85 Views 535 Downloads
What's Happening With the Moon?
Students review the process of scientific inquiry. Using this information, they identify the patterns and cycles of the moon as it revolves around the Earth. In groups, they model the phases of the moon from the Earth and Sun's perspective.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 27 Downloads