We found 202 resources with the concept the lunar cycle
Sun and Moon Autumnal Equinox Activities
4th - 6th
New ReviewTwo hands-on activities celebrate the sun and moon autumnal equinox. First, scholars create a cairn using a shoebox, flashlight, and drawing tools to view the sun's progression. Second, learners take to the kitchen to bake mooncakes and...
How the Moon Controls Biological Cycles
4 mins 6th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewAll types of organisms sync behaviors using biological clocks. But how do those biological clocks work? It turns out the moon is in control! Part of a larger series exploring biology, the video presents an exploration of this phenomenon...
Let's Go To Space! - SciShow Kids
K - 6th
Take a journey to outer space with a collection of 18 captivating videos by SciShow Kids. Videos cover a variety of topics related to space and astronomy, and showcase key terms and real-world images. The host, Jessi, and her cartoon sidekick, Squeaks, are sure to spark your young scholars' interest.
Lesson Three: The Earth, Movement in Space
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
If you feel like you're standing still, you're wrong! The Earth is constantly rotating and orbiting under our feet. Demonstrate the Earth's movement within the solar system with a collaborative activity. With a candle or lamp in the...
Moon Watch: Observing the Lunar Phases with a Model
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
How do you know the moon is going broke? It's down to its last quarter. The lesson provides a more accurate way to teach lunar phases, emphasizing not only naming or understanding them, but being able to explain why they occur....
Wax On, Wane Off
3rd - 5th
My saying for distinguishing between a waxing moon and waning moon is, "wax on, wane off." When the moon is "turning on," or on its way to a full moon, we call it waxing. When the moon is "turning off," or on its way to a new moon, we call it waning. Your students will find this catchy, and it will help them to identify moon phases in the classroom and for the rest of their lives. Here is a collection of lessons and worksheets for learning and observing the moon phases.