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Students compare Saturn's moons to the Earth's moon.  For this moon lesson students work in groups and complete a lab activity then answer questions. 
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. Your students will be over the moon for this activity!
Students calculate the strength of gravitational force exerted on the moon by the sun and earth. In this orbital instructional activity students view a demonstration to see the gravitational forces between bodies.
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.
Students create a poster of the phases of the moon by drawing a time line. In this phases of the moon lesson plan, students chart the moon through each phase.
Students examine how the moon rotates around the Earth and changes with time.  In this moon phase lesson students set up a model and create a sunrise and moonrise. 
In this phases of the moon and tides worksheet, 8th graders answer 11 questions about the moon, label the phases of the moon, study a tide chart and make a tide graph and answer 4 questions.
Eighth graders study the motions of the sun, Earth and moon.  In this Earth's rotation lesson students explain how these are related to the days, years, seasons, eclipses, tides and moon cycles. 
Students calculate the effect of the moon's gravity on tides. For this earth science lesson, students use data and plot a graph of tidal data available on the Internet. Students complete comprehension questions and draw diagrams of the moon influence on the tides.
Students examine the lunar phases by locating and graphing the Moon phase of their own birthdays. They listen to and discuss lunar myths and create their own Birthday Moon Stories.
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.
In this moon's atmosphere worksheet, students 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.
Third graders construct a model of the earth-sun-moon system using students as the sun, moon, and earth. They discuss ways that time is related to the movement of the earth and moon.
Eighth graders investigate the regular motions of the sun, Earth and the moon and explain how these are related to days, years, seasons, eclipses, tides and moon cycles. They participate in an exercise where they explore the similarities and differences of these predictable motions.
Students demonstrate the revolution of the moon around the earth and the effect of its direct alignment in between the earth and the sun.
Students create a poster board showing the phases of the moon. They use the Internet to research the different phases and examine the calendar. They discuss what patterns they notice occuring.
Learners engage in a instructional activity about the moon and three different constellations. They conduct research using a variety of resources. The teacher leads the class with demonstrations and discussion groups. The research is also guided using certain questions.
Learners explore the theories of the creation of the universe and examine the properties of celestial bodies. They analyze the relationship between the sun, Earth and other planets. They discover the infinite potential of the science of astronomy.
Third graders examine the various phases of the moon. They define each moon phase, create an illustration for each phase, identify patterns in the moon's phases for the upcoming months, and take a quiz.
Third graders model the relationship between the Moon and Earth. In this lunar relations lesson, 3rd graders use clay to demonstrate the only half of the moon can be seen from Earth during a full moon. Students often have misconceptions about this and believe that the other side of the planet can see the other side of the Moon.