Stackable Moon Phases

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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Instructional Ideas

  • Cut out the name of each moon phase and glue it on the applicaple cutout 
  • Create a moon phase mobile by labeling each phase and connecting them in order from the top of a hanger
  • Schedule time to visit the library or download books about the moon to supplement instruction
Classroom Considerations

  • Each learner needs a copy of the activity, scissors, connector brads, and a yellow and black crayon 
  • Scholars should be familiar with the phases of the moon 
Pros

  • Two options are available: one already colored and the other blank to give pupils the opportunity to complete the coloring step 
Cons

  • Items are missing from the materials list; be sure to have connector brads for the class 
  • Moon phase names are not printed on the phase cutouts