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Title: Phases of the Moon


1
Phases of the Moon
2
Warm-up (Think/Pair/Share) (5min.)
  • What do you see when you look at the moon?
  • Why does the moon appear to change shapes?

3
Standard/ Element/Essential Questions
  • Standard
  • Students will understand the effects of the
    relative positions of the earth, moon and sun.
  • Element
  • a. Demonstrate the phases of the moon by
    showing the alignment of the earth, moon and sun.
  • Essential Question
  • Why does the moon appear to change shapes?

4
Vocabulary Terms
  • Phases
  • Moon Cycle
  • Waxing
  • Waning
  • Gibbous
  • Crescent
  • First Quarter
  • Third (Last) Quarter

5
Mini Lesson (5min.)
  • As a table group, arrange the moon phase cards in
    the order you would see them during the moon's
    cycle (28 days).
  • Assign a reporter for your group and be prepared
    to share/justify your groups answers.

6
Moon Phases Video Clip
  • After viewing the video, with an elbow partner
    complete the 3,2,1 activity
  • Discuss
  • 3 interesting facts from the video
  • 2 questions you have
  • 1 reason why you are learning about moon phases

7
Its Just A Phase Task 20 minutes
  • Group Norms
  • Work towards solutions
  • If in doubt, use your partner(s) as a resource.
    Questions should only be posed to the teacher
    when your group can not reach a consensus.
  • Assign roles
  • Materials Expert
  • Reporter
  • Work in groups of
  • two.
  • You will need
  • Its Just A Phase Task Activity Sheet

8
Early Finishers
  • Differentiate between a solar and lunar eclipse.
  • How are the earth, sun, and moon arranged during
    solar and lunar eclipses?

9
Closing
  • If you did not complete
  • your Analysis Questions
  • Finish them for H.W.
  • Review Your Work
  • As a group, review your response to the mini
    lesson activity. Make any adjustments to your
    work based on today's lesson. Once you are
    satisfied with your answers, glue the cards on
    the paper. Turn in your paper as you leave
    today.
  • Tomorrow we will continue exploring the phases of
    the moon.
  • Homework (Select one)
  • Moon Phases Handout
  • In one paragraph, respond to the following
    question
  • Why does the moon appear to change
    shapes?
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