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Phases of the Moon

Phases of the Moon

Author: Chelsea Bullock

I Can:  Put the phases of the moon in order

I Can:  Describe the difference between waxing and waning

I Can:  Describe what gibbous and crescent mean

In this tutorial, you will learn about the phases of the moon.  You will also learn the new vocabulary words: waxing, waning, gibbous, and crescent.  After watching this lesson, you will be able to come to class tomorrow and construct your own model of the phases of the moon.

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  • You will be able to name the different phases (in order!)
  • You will be able to describe and identify these new vocabulary words.

                   New vocabulary:  waxing, waning, gibbous, crescent


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Phases of the moon

Power point presentation with smart board lesson slides.