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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 64 Views 129 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 78 Views 66 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
Model the phases of the moon, using your head as Earth. This is a pertinent exercise in helping astronomers understand why the moon appears to change over a month's time. Assign it to them as homework and then ask them to write in their own words what they observed.
2nd - 5th Science 3 Views 3 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 16 Views 74 Downloads
Return to the Moon
Students 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
Study Jams! The Moon
Take your class to the moon and back with this compact slide show. A mix of computer-generated images and photographs are supported by explanatory text. Observers learn about the moon's movements, its physical features, and its phases. Show the slides as a visual aid and notetaking guide for your lesson plan about the moon.
4th - 8th Science 5 Views 5 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
Settlement Exploration: Then and Now
NASA has crafted an imaginative and memorable series of lessons, "NASA and Jamestown Education Module." This lesson is one of the five components. In it, middle schoolers connect history and science by comparing the settlement of Jamestown in the 1600s to a future settlement of the lunar surface.
6th - 8th Science 21 Views 110 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
Oreo Moon Phases.
A guide to recreating all the phases of the moon out of Oreo cookies with varying amounts of cream filling. Although a simple activity, there are more involved questions requiring moon cycle and phase comprehension and leading on to eclipse information.
8th - 11th Science 18 Views 162 Downloads
Cut and Paste Moon Phases Activity
In this phases of the moon learning exercise, 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 88 Views 536 Downloads