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Earth's Revolution and Rotation
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.
Phases of the Moon
In this moon phases worksheet, students learn about the different phases that the moon goes through. They then use the information the learned to answer the 9 questions in the packet. The answers are on the last page.
Charting The Planets
Students conduct different activities in order to unlock the secrets of the universe. They answer different questions that are written to assess knowledge of the planets. Information can be found on the internet to help.
Students compare Saturn's moons to the Earth's moon. In this moon lesson students work in groups and complete a lab activity then answer questions.
Shine on Silvery Moon
In this moon phases worksheet, students record the shape of the moon on the recording calendar, each night, for one month. Kids take part in an investigation with moon phases using an overhead projector and a beach ball. Students complete a moon phases chart.
Earth's Revolution and Rotation
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 demonstrate the revolution of the moon around the earth and the effect of its direct alignment in between the earth and the sun.
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. Your students will be over the moon for this activity!
The Moon’s Rotation: It’s Just a Phase!
Students examine how the moon rotates around the Earth and changes with time. In this moon phase lesson plan students set up a model and create a sunrise and moonrise.
Why is There a Tidal Bulge Opposite the Moon?
Students simulate how the Moon causes ocean tides. In this earth science lesson, students calculate gravitational acceleration using a mathematical formula. They compare the force of attraction between the Earth, Moon and Sun system.
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.
The Moon Made Me Do It!
Students investigate the effects of the lunar cycles on living organisms. In this lunar cycles lesson plan, students explain the forces that cause the tides, they discuss the effects of the lunar cycle on living organisms and they describe investigations that can be used to study the effects of the lunar cycles on living organisms. They answer 43 questions about the tides, their cycles and how the moon influences the tides.
Demonstrating Moon Phases
Third graders participate in a demonstration of the moon's phases. In this moon phase instructional activity, 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.
Sun, Earth, and Moon: Calendar of Events
Students examine the moon phases and sunrise-sunset time as they study the variability of daylight hours. They discover why the number of daylight hours varies throughout the year. They discover the meaning of winter solstice, spring equinox, summer solstice and fall equinox.
Have you seen the man on the moon?
Students study about the phases of the moon and create a picture of the night sky. They use Super print or Kid Pix to create the picture. Students also decide if the picture they have chosen is good for seeing moon and stars or not.
The Planets Moon
Students 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.
Students calculate the effect of the moon's gravity on tides. In this earth science instructional activity, 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.
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.
The Earth-Sun-Moon System
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.
Student Exploration: Phases of the Moon
In this moon phase worksheet, students complete 2 prior knowledge questions, then use the "Phase of the Moon Gizmo" to complete several activities, answering short answer questions when finished.