Moon Phase Mania

This Moon Phase Mania unit also includes:

Now you see it, now you don't. Our moon seems to pull a disappearing act from time to time—but why? Take your seventh grade scientists above and beyond to discover the truth about the moon and the role it plays in Earth's little corner of the galaxy. Learners work individually and together to study the relationship between the earth and moon and make a manipulative to help them visualize the moon's phases.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • An alternative to the moon phases foldable is a fun flip book
  • Bring a copy of the Old Farmer's Almanac to class or pull up information from the Almanac online; this can illustrate why moon phases are tracked and have been tracked for a very long time
 
Classroom Considerations

  • Schedule time in your school's library or computer lab to complete the moon WebQuest
  • Discovery Learning videos are subscription-access only
 
Pros

  • Plans are clear and provide a variety of activities centered around the phases of the moon
  • All printables are included within the framework of the lesson
Cons

  • None