Lesson Plan

Kinesthetic Astronomy: Moon Phases

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This Kinesthetic Astronomy: Moon Phases lesson plan also includes:

We are the world! Each of your class members models Earth and holds a styrofoam ball to see its phases. Thorough teacher background information and a detailed lesson plan will make this a cinch to teach. If you do not want to purchase enough styrofoam balls for the entire class, you could either have children work in small groups, or you could perform the simulation as a demonstration. 

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  • Ideal for helping learners visualize the reason for each moon phase
  • Supports Next Generation Science Standards for middle school earth science
  • Can be used along with five other kinesthetic astronomy activities that California Academy of Science has posted
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