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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.
Students illustrate the phases of the moon.  In this lunar lesson, students work in teams to graph the phases of the moon for each month.  Students line up the graphs and discuss their observations.  For an extension activity students create a scatter plot of the fractions of the moon.
Students sketch the different phases of the moon after exploring them on an internet program. In this moon phases lesson plan, students discuss how the Sun, Earth, and Moon are related.
Third graders model the phases of the moon. For this lunar phases lesson, 3rd graders work in groups to create the moon and the Earth out of Play-Doh and use a flashlight to demonstrate how the phases of the moon occur.
Third graders examine the phases of the moon. In this moon phase lesson, 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. They complete an exit card with three facts or questions.
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.
Students explore the phases of the moon. In this solar system lesson plan, 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.
Third graders draw the phases of the moon.  In this lunar cycle instructional activity, 3rd graders learn about the phases of the moon and the shapes it makes in each.  Students draw four different phases of the moon and share it with a partner.  Students look at a calendar and look for the pattern in the phases of the moon.
Learners explain the phases of the moon. For this space science lesson, students use a light bulb and styrofoam spheres to simulate the moon phases. Learners discuss their observations.
Students simulate the phases of the moon using a lamp and styrofoam balls. In this lunar phases lesson, students stand around a lamp and act as Earth. They hold styrofoam balls and rotate to show the phases of the moon.
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.
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.
Third graders look at calendars and observe how the phases of the moon change over time. In this moon phases lesson plan, 3rd graders observe what each moon phase looks like, discuss the cycle of change, and draw the phases.
Third graders read about the moon and experiment to understand the phases of the moon. In this phases of the moon lesson plan, 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. Students complete the lesson plan by diagramming the phases.
Seventh graders have a chance to actively see each phase of the moon and make connections to what they see in the sky when you show how the moon goes through each of the phases.
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.
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.
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. 
In this phases of the moon instructional activity, learners label the 4 phases of Earth's moon and the respond to 5 fill in blank questions regarding moon phases.
Third graders investigate the phases of the moon. For this space science lesson, 3rd graders observe the moon for two weeks and illustrate the moon on an activity sheet each night. Students discuss the pattern in their illustrations.

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