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196 resources with the concept the lunar cycle

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Solar System Super Page

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Save time planning your next unit on the solar system with these resources brought to you by our team of credentialed teachers.
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Let's Go To Space! - SciShow Kids

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Take a journey to outer space with a collection of 18 captivating videos by SciShow Kids. Videos cover a variety of topics related to space and astronomy, and showcase key terms and real-world images.  The host, Jessi, and her cartoon...
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Wax On, Wane Off

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
My saying for distinguishing between a waxing moon and waning moon is, "wax on, wane off." When the moon is "turning on," or on its way to a full moon, we call it waxing. When the moon is "turning off," or on its way to a new moon, we...
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Lunar Cycle

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
Wax on, Wane off. How will you teach your learners the phases of the moon and stages of the lunar cycle?
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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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Moon Phases

For Teachers 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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Miss Selle's Science Songs - 8 Phases and I Know 'Em (LMFAO Parody)

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
What a fun way to learn! Middle schoolers will love this short video that teaches all about the eight phases of the moon. The video features lyrics set to a catchy tune that's sure to appeal to this age group. As the song plays, lyrics...
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The Sun, Moon, and Our Solar System: Teacher/Student Notes

For Students 3rd - 5th
Introduce basic Earth and space science to your budding astronauts. This handout works in two ways, the first part provides information about the sun, moon, eclipses, and Earth to be read to or by the class. The second part is composed...
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Why The Full Moon is Better in Winter

For Students 5th - 9th
Did you ever wonder which season is best for viewing the full moon? Find out why winter wins the honor, and why the tilt of Earth''s axis is the main contributor. 
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Space Science: Phases of the Moon

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Looking for a terrific lesson on the phases of the moon that has lots of good worksheets? With two excellent websites are embedded in the plan, the activity is sure to spark some interest in your astronomy unit. Some common...
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Discovering the Night Sky

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The rotation and revolution of Earth cause some interesting phenomena. Learn about these events during an engaging astronomy presentation. The lesson includes instruction on topics such as the seasons, eclipses, constellations, and the...
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Sun and Moon Autumnal Equinox Activities

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Two hands-on activities celebrate the sun and moon autumnal equinox. First, scholars create a cairn using a shoebox, flashlight, and drawing tools to view the sun's progression. Second, learners take to the kitchen to bake mooncakes and...
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How the Moon Controls Biological Cycles

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
All types of organisms sync behaviors using biological clocks. But how do those biological clocks work? It turns out the moon is in control! Part of a larger series exploring biology, the video presents an exploration of this phenomenon...
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Totally Tides

For Teachers 7th Standards
Surf's up, big kahunas! How do surfers know when the big waves will appear? They use science! Over the course of five days, dive in to the inner workings of tidal waves and learn to predict sea levels with the moon as your guide.
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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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Lesson Three: The Earth, Movement in Space

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
If you feel like you're standing still, you're wrong! The Earth is constantly rotating and orbiting under our feet. Demonstrate the Earth's movement within the solar system with a collaborative activity. With a candle or lamp in the...
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Phases of Charon

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Pluto, although no longer considered a planet, has five moons. Pluto's moon, Charon, is the focus of a resource that describes how the moon is viewed from the surface of Pluto. Photos help individuals see how Charon would look at...
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Lunar Eclipses

For Students Pre-K - 6th Standards
A lunar eclipse or the red moon? This is the focus question of a captivating video hosted by the knowledgable and energetic Jessi and her mouse sidekick Squeaks. Here, the two examine the what, why, and how of lunar eclipses and...
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Why Can I See the Moon During the Day?

For Students Pre-K - 6th Standards
Ever wonder why the moon is visible during the day? Discover why with a captivating video that details the reason with the help from a lively host and engaging graphics.
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Why Does the Moon Change?

For Students K - 6th Standards
Find out why the moon changes with a captivating video that details the lunar cycle through engaging narration and graphics.
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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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Chinese New Year Celebrations

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Gong He Xin Xi! Happy New Year! Planning a Lunar New Year/Spring Festival Celebration? Check out the activities and resources in a packet that encourages pupils to research the cultural values and traditional practices associated with...
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For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Winter, spring, summer, and fall—take the learning of the seasons beyond the elementary level to the middle school classroom. Curious learners begin by watching videos about the seasons and the rotation of planet Earth. Then, they...
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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.