Moon Phases

The moon is up at night the same amount of time it is up during the day. The video discusses why the moon has phases, how even ancient people knew it was a sphere, and each moon phase. It focuses on each moon phase individually, not only explaining the positioning, but also how we observe it from Earth.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Encourage pupils to draw the diagram of the phases of the moon and label it properly
Classroom Considerations

  • Display the video so the comment section is not visible
  • Works well as an introduction to the moon and its phases

  • Includes closed captioning in 16 languages for ELLs
  • Graphics engage the viewer while highlighting the important parts

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