CA Earth Science Standard: 3rd Grade
4. Objects in the
sky move in regular and predictable patterns. As a basis for under- standing
b. Students know the way in which the Moon’s appearance changes during the four week lunar cycle.
Moon activities (Grades
This website has a series of technology integrated Moon related lesson plans. Lesson 5 on Moon Phases is particularly good.
Another good lesson on Lunar Phases
Moon Webquest (3rd grade): This is an award winning webquest.
Moon WebQuest (5th
grade and above) http://coe.west.asu.edu/students/phanover/moon_webquest_home.htm
The Universe at Your Fingertips Activities: A-1, A-2, A-3
This is a resource notebook prepared by the Astronomy Society of the Pacific and is part of Project ASTRO. You can order the resource notebook from this website. The lessons are very good and are inquiry in nature.
Phase of the Moon: Students use a ball and lamp to investigate the phases of the moon.
last updated: October 8, 2005
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