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194 resources with the concept the lunar cycle

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The Earth and Beyond

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Photographs and graphics bring the solar system and Earth to life in this presentation. Viewers are taken on a virtual field trip, beginning with the sun and planet placement, and proceeding through both Earth and the moon's movements....
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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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Oreo Moon Phases.

For Students 8th - 11th
A guide to recreating all the phases of the moon out of Oreo cookies with varying amounts of cream filling.  Although a simple activity, there are more involved questions requiring moon cycle and phase comprehension and leading on to...
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Chinese New Year—ESL Lesson

For Students 9th - 12th
Language learners read a passage about Chinese New Year celebrations and then complete a series of reading comprehension and grammar exercises based on the passage.
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The Earth in Space

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Do you think Earth makes fun of other planets for having no life? The presentation covers the rotation and revolution of both the earth and our moon. It provides explanations for seasons, tides, and eclipses. Lesson is the 20th in a...
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Stackable Moon Phases

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Observe the phases of the moon with this stackable moon phases model. Here, super scientists create the phases of the moon by cutting, coloring, and attaching pieces in the order in which the moon changes. 
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Why Does the Moon Look Like It Changes?

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Younger kids will enjoy this easy to follow clip describing the phases of the moon. Solid visuals, clear narration, and child-friendly language make this a perfect aid to any lesson on moon phases. Great for grades 2-4.
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Is the Moon out tonight?

For Students K - 2nd
Learners talk or read about the way the moon travels across the sky. They then look at the picture of where the moon is and draw where it will be in the picture, later in the evening. Note: The worksheet is intended for third or fourth...
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Lunar Myths

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the phases of the moon. In this moon lesson, 4th graders research myths regarding the moon and create a PowerPoint presentation to share their findings.
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Orbits Worksheet #2

For Students 9th - 12th
Brief, but beneficial, this resource draws space scientists into the orbit of a moon around its planet. Assignees answer five multiple choice style questions using a diagram of the planet, the moon's orbit, its focal points, and the...
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Lunar Real Estate

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students investigate the aspect of colonizing the moon by comparing techniques that are used on Earth. The colonization takes place with the planning of a hypothetical model. The model is used as a point of discussion and target...
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Astronomy - Sun, Moon, Tides

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Colorful in appearance, but without any photos or graphics, this PowerPoint is best used as a note-taking guide for your lecture. Viewers in your earth science class will discover characteristics and phases of the moon, its role in...
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Lunar Learning

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students learn about the phases of the moon. In this moon phases lesson, students learn about what causes the moon to look different to us everyday and how the Earth and Sun's position determine what phase the moon is in.
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The Moon

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
A very good presentation on the phases of the moon can be helpful for your young scientists. An excellent description of why there are different phases of the moon each night is included in the PowerPoint, along with illustrations that...
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Travel Through The Solar System With Cool Tech Tools

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Linking to good Internet resource can be fun and educational. Students use a series of Internet sites to explore the wonders of the solar system. They rotate through 4 different stations to explore, the instructional activity concludes...
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Oreo Cookies: Delicious and Educational

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
There are innovative ways to teach standard classroom curriculum. Here are some ideas using Oreo cookies.
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Regolith Formation

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students study what regolith is and how it contrasts with weathering on Earth.  For this weathering lesson students divide into groups, hypothesize and confirm their guesses. 
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Why the Moon Looks Different

For Teachers 1st
First graders draw and record the phases of the moon.  In this moon lesson, 1st graders listen to The Moon Book and follow the phases of the moon.  Students observe the first phases of the moon and make predictions about the other phases.
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The Moon Made Me Do It!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners research about how lunar cycles affect living organisms. In this biology lesson, students prepare an oral presentation of their research results and analyses. They explore the forces that affect tides.
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Lunar Cycle

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students recognize that the eight phases of the moon repeat. In 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...
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Bringing the Solar System to Life

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students walk marked paths as they simulate the orbit of the planets.  In this solar system lesson, students recognize the relationship between the sun and the planets.  Students visualize how the phases of the moon are seen.
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Chasing the Moon

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the moon. In this moon lesson, students complete a WebQuest and discover the relationship between the Earth and Moon. Students observe the moon and study the different phases. After completing the WebQuest, students...
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Sort It Out - Moon Phases, Solar System

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders sort images that show the phases of the moon. In this moon phase lesson, 6th graders watch a PowerPoint presentation about the phases of the moon. They examine images of the moon that are printed and put in envelopes before...
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Moon Phases

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate the phases of the moon. In this moon phase lesson plan, 6th graders discover that the moon changes in a cycle as it orbits Earth. Students label pictures of moon phases and keep a moon phase journal. Students...