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Lunar Cycle

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
Wax on, Wane off. How will you teach your learners the phases of the moon and stages of the lunar cycle?
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Phases of the Moon

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Here is a nice presentation on the ways to determine the phase, and the name of the phase of all the phases of the moon. For example, one slide shows the moon exactly half lit, with the light on the right hand side. This is the First...
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Space Science: Phases of the Moon

For Teachers 6th - 7th
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...
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Phases of the Moon

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The moon takes just over 27 days to orbit around Earth. Young scientists position themselves as the earth as they rotate around the sun and hold the moon. This allows them to observe the patterns and phases of the moon.
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Phases of the Moon

For Teachers 3rd
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...
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Phases of the Moon

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The sun can tell us what time it is with a sun dial, but can the moon do the same? Scholars play with a simulation of the phases of the moon. They control the type of moon and time of day in order to see when the sun is up and when the...
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The Moon Seems to Change: Phases of the Moon

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Use Eric Carle's sweet book, Papa, Please get the Moon for Me to learn about phases of the moon. They use a moon template calendar to chart moon phases for a month, sing lunar phase chants, and create a delicious visual diagram using a...
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What Causes The Phases Of The Moon?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Discover how the movement of the moon creates different views from Earth. An expert in the field explains that when the moon orbits, different parts become illuminated. The installment of the Veritasium playlist films right after a lunar...
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The Phases of the Moon

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Watch and learn about the four phases of the moon. New, first quarter, full, and last quarter are all covered in this highly visual video. While this clip stops prior to finishing a full description it does a good job of showing what the...
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Phases of the Moon

For Students 4th - 7th
In this moon phases activity, learners 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.
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Phases of the Moon

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders learn that the moon orbits the Earth in a predictable cycle. Each learner engages in a two-week observation of the moon. They sketch its appearance, and take note of its position in relation to objects in their yard. Some...
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The Phases of the Moon

For Students 3rd - 6th
What phase is that moon in? Young astronomers complete a lunar cycle diagram and describe each moon phase below. 
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The Phases of the Moon/ The Lunar Cycle

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders read about the moon and experiment to understand the phases of the moon. For this phases of the moon lesson, 3rd graders experiment with a ball and a flashlight to explore the phases of the moon. Students understand the...
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Oreo Moon Phases

For Teachers 2nd - 7th Standards
Learning about the moon has never tasted delicious! Using the popular Oreo cookie as a model, young scientists carve out the cream filling to represent the different phases of the moon.
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Doin' The Moonwalk

For Teachers K - 2nd
If you are looking for an outstanding lesson on the Moon for your budding astronomers, look no further! This outstanding plan is full of wonderful, meaningful activities for your charges to engage in. Pupils will discover why there are...
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Phases of the moon

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders name the phases of the moon. For 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...
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The Phases of the Moon

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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.
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Phases of the Moon

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders model the phases of the moon. In 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.
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Phases of the Moon: Cooperative Learning

For Teachers 3rd
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...
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Phases of the Moon

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders investigate the phases of the moon. In 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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Phases of the moon

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this phases of the moon worksheet, students record in a record sheet the moon's phases over a period of several weeks. Students then answer one question.
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The Phases of the Moon

For Students 4th - 6th
In this identifying the phases of the Moon worksheet, students read descriptions of phases of the Moon and draw pictures of the Moon showing those phases. Students draw eight phases of the Moon.
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Charting the Phases of the Moon

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders keep a detailed moon journal that charts the phases of the moon's cycle and describes the reasons why the moon's appearance changes.
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Phase to Phase with the Moon

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study the Moon phases. The lesson includes hands-on activities as well as web-based activities. They use models of the Moon and a lamp to study each of the phases of the Moon, and test their knowlege of the Moon on a web...

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