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Moon Phases

Moon Phases

Author: Maria Farias

State Standards: 

1-ESS1-1. Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted. 

Learning Objective:

After completing this lesson, students will be able to describe the facts that the moon has different phases. Explain that the moon looks different to us on different days throughout the month. 

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1) With a partner discuss about the following questions: 

  • Describe when the best time is to see the moon. 
  • Can we also be seen during the day? 
  • Does the moon looks the same every time they look at it? 

2) To keep record of your responses, click on the following link and write your groups response. 

3) Draw you own Moon Phases with description. 

Phases of the Moon

This youtube video talks about the phases of the moon for children to understand.

Phases of the Moon- Kids Encyclopedia

Click on the following link: 

It will take you to a website where it explain the different phases and it provides more information.