The Earth-Moon System

Explore the earth-moon system with blossoming astronomers in this fun-filled activity. They begin by investigating lunar phases and differentiating between each. They continue the activity by learning about tidal forces and how these are affected by the earth and sun. Pupils conclude the lesson by providing a comparison of the moon with other solar bodies and participating in a class discussion.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have individuals research moon phases and their relation to an increased number of births
  • Instruct students to find information about tidal waves on the moons and how they affect Earth's atmosphere
Classroom Considerations

  • Break segments into multiple days for those needing additional assistance, such as ELLs
  • Allow pupils to choose between activities when possible to encourage participation while still ensuring acquisition
Pros

  • Provides the ability to expand and relate the information to our daily lives
  • Allows for multiple options, providing students with the ability to apply creativity and better understand concepts when doing so
Cons

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