Phases of the Moon Teacher Resources
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Graphing Phases of the Moon
Learners illustrate the phases of the moon. In this lunar lesson, students work in teams to graph the phases of the moon for each month. Learners line up the graphs and discuss their observations. For an extension activity students create a scatter plot of the fractions of the moon.
10th - 12th Math 4 Views 18 Downloads
Phases of the Moon: Cooperative Learning
Third graders examine the phases of the moon. In this moon phase instructional activity, 3rd graders listen to a read aloud of The Moon Seems to Change by Franklyn M. Branley and discuss the phases of the moon. They complete a moon phase calendar and watch a demonstration at a web site.
3rd Science 5 Views 28 Downloads
Students recognize that the eight phases of the moon repeat. For this lunar cycle lesson, students experiment to understand the phases of the moon. Students make observations and complete a "the Moon I See" worksheet. Students record on a calendar the phases of the moon.
K - 2nd Science 14 Views 58 Downloads
Students explore the phases of the moon. In this solar system lesson, students listen to several books about the moon including The Moon Book by Gail Gibbons. Students complete a KWL activity concerning the phases of the moon using a variety of media to obtain information.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 13 Views 100 Downloads
Moon Phases, Day/Night
Fifth graders observe a demonstration that shows how the alignment of the sun, moon, earth relate to the phases of the moon that occur each month. They describe the moon's phases after experimenting in a small group setting and recording how the area they live in is illuminated by the sun at different times of the day.
5th Science 5 Views 38 Downloads
The Phases of the Moon/ The Lunar Cycle
Third graders read about the moon and experiment to understand the phases of the moon. In this phases of the moon instructional activity, 3rd graders experiment with a ball and a flashlight to explore the phases of the moon. Students understand the meaning of phase, waxing, and waning.
3rd Science 15 Views 150 Downloads
Students observe how different angles between the sun, earth and moon affect the phases of the moon we see each month. They act as the earth, students see the differences in light and dark sides of their handheld moon. Students discuss how the moon orbits the earth approximately every 27 1/4 days.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
The Phases of the Moon
Students observe the questions, "Why do we say there is a man on the moon?, What do you think of when you hear "the moon is made of cheese"?, What is meant, to you, by the expression "Once in a blue moon"? and a comic of Snoopy typing, "It was a dark and moonless night" and in small groups discuss what these phrases have in common and formulate answers.
8th - 9th Science 5 Views 66 Downloads
Phases of the moon
Third graders name the phases of the moon. In this moon phase lesson, 3rd graders listen to the story The Moon Seems to Change and they discuss the different moon phases. They take oreos and split them apart and look at the cream to see what moon phase they see.
3rd Science 10 Views 69 Downloads