Why Does the Moon Change?

Find out why the moon changes with a captivating video that details the lunar cycle through engaging narration and graphics.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Flip the classroom; assign the link for homework then discuss learners' new-found-knowledge when they return to school 
  • To avoid pupils seeing inappropriate comments or video suggestions, have the video ready to play in full screen mode 
  • Follow the video with the moon puzzle activity from the series' first resource
Classroom Considerations
  • Video is the second resource in a series of 18 created to inform learners about astronomy and space
Pros
  • A kid-friendly studio and puppet sidekick boost interest 
  • Presents a good amount of information in a short period of time
Cons
  • The host quickly—pause, rewind, and enable closed captioning