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Handout
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Holland Patent Central School District

Moon Phases

For Students 3rd - 6th
Kids are fascinated by the moon for good reason! Here's a great resource to help them chart the lunar cycle for a month, referencing high-detail photographs and an informative chart as they complete their own calendar. 
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Lesson Plan
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Science 4 Inquiry

Phases of the Moon

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The moon takes just over 27 days to orbit around Earth. Young scientists position themselves as the earth as they rotate around the sun and hold the moon. This allows them to observe the patterns and phases of the moon.
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Unit Plan
Curated OER

Moon Watch: Observing the Lunar Phases with a Model

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How do you know the moon is going broke? It's down to its last quarter. The lesson provides a more accurate way to teach lunar phases, emphasizing not only naming or understanding them, but being able to explain why they occur....
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Lesson Plan
K20 Learn

Let's Lasso the Moon: Phases of the Moon

For Teachers 1st Standards
A timelapse video hooks learners' attention to the phases of the moon. After discussing their observations, pupils use the Moon Giant website to view the moon on their birthday and complete a bar graph. The class creates an anchor chart...
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Activity
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Maryland Department of Education

The Moon Seems to Change: Phases of the Moon

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Use Eric Carle's sweet book, Papa, Please get the Moon for Me to learn about phases of the moon. Young schholars use a moon template calendar to chart moon phases for a month, sing lunar phase chants, and create a delicious visual...
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Activity
American Museum of Natural History

Moon Flip Book

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Flip over the phases of the moon. Using an interactive, pupils view the location of the moon relative to the sun and earth for the eight major phases of the moon. Individuals record how the moon looks through a complete cycle. Using...
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Lesson Plan
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Johnson County Community College

Treasured Stories by Eric Carle

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Explore the works of Eric Carle with a set of four lessons focused around the stories, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Young readers develop a storyboard,...
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Interactive
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CK-12 Foundation

Phases of the Moon

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The sun can tell us what time it is with a sun dial, but can the moon do the same? Scholars play with a simulation of the phases of the moon. They control the type of moon and time of day in order to see when the sun is up and when the...
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Interactive
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McGraw Hill

Lunar Phases Interactive

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
View the moon changes from space while simultaneously experiencing the changes on Earth. A creative lesson allows pupils to view the big picture as they watch the orbit of the moon through a calendar period. At the same time, they see...
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SciShow Kids

Make a Moon Puzzle! #sciencegoals

For Students K - 6th Standards
Craft a moon puzzle with the help of an energetic and captivating video. Listen and watch while the host demonstrates the step-by-step process and includes a plethora of useful information about the moon.   
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Activity
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University of Texas

Observing the Moon

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Why does it look like there is a man on the moon? Why does the moon look different every night? These are the focus questions of a lesson that prompts class members to observe and record the nightly changes of Earth's natural satellite.
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Lesson Plan
Journey Through the Universe

Going through a Phase

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Ignore the full moon, it's just a phase. Young scholars observe and record the moon during a full cycle before learning to predict future phases. Then the instructor leads a discussion on the other solar system objects that also go...
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Worksheet
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Mr. Hill's Science Website

Identifying Phases of the Moon

For Students 3rd - 7th
Is that a waxing crescent or waning gibbous moon? Here's a comprehensive set of worksheets complete with great visuals that will have your kids spouting off the lunar cycle in order! 
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Activity
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Lunar and Planetary Institute

Oreo Moon Phases

For Teachers 2nd - 7th Standards
Learning about the moon has never tasted delicious! Using the popular Oreo cookie as a model, young scientists carve out the cream filling to represent the different phases of the moon.
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Printables
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Lunar and Planetary Institute

Moon Flip Book

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Watch an entire month flash before your eyes with this fun phases-of-the-moon flip book activity.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Orbits Worksheet #2

For Students 9th - 12th
Brief, but beneficial, this resource draws space scientists into the orbit of a moon around its planet. Assignees answer five multiple choice style questions using a diagram of the planet, the moon's orbit, its focal points, and the...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Moon Phases

For Students 7th - 10th
In this moon phase learning exercise, learners are given a "moon pop" and they make a diagram of the moon's phases using the "moon pop" as a guide. They answer questions about the phases of the moon and solar and lunar eclipses.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Lunar Lollipops

For Students 3rd - 4th
Demonstrate the lunar cycle to youngsters using flashlights and lollipops. The procedure is somewhat vague, so it will need to be modeled for them before turning them loose to try it. The questions that follow the activity are not...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Phases of the Moon Calendar

For Students 6th - 10th
In this moon worksheet, students complete a moon calendar by filling in the different phases of the moon for every day of the month.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

The Moon

For Students 6th - 8th
In this space science worksheet, students complete each of the statements with the correct word or phrase about the moon. Then they identify four ways that scientists believe the moon was formed, selecting one and writing a paragraph...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Phases of the Moon

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research and identify the phases of the moon. They consider the moon's rotation, as well as that of the earth and sun. They write a description of their research and present it to the class.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Moon Phases

For Students 5th - 8th
In this moon learning exercise, students fill in the different phases on the moon on a diagram and label each phase. Students compare a solar and lunar eclipse. This learning exercise has 2 fill in the blank and 3 short answer questions.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Earth Science--Letter "F"

For Students 5th - 8th
In this earth science worksheet, students locate and identify vocabulary terms related to earth science that begin with the letter "F." There are 24 words located in the puzzle.