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Step-by-Step Phases of the Moon Lesson Plan for Elementary Students

Updated: Jul 31, 2023

Moon Phases Activity PDF

Teaching elementary students about the phases of the moon can be an exciting and interactive experience. This step-by-step lesson plan will guide you through engaging activities and visual aids to help your students understand and remember the different phases of the moon. Get ready to inspire curiosity and foster a love for learning about the wonders of our universe.

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Step 1: Start by reading the text on telescopes.

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Step 2: Watch the following video that was taken thanks to a telescope. Have a discussion about black holes with students. What do they know about them? What do they think? Are they afraid of them?

Step 3: Read the text about our Planet's Moon! Then, watch the videos to learn more about the moon.

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Step 4: Have students complete the Moon Phase Experiment using Oreos (instructions are in the downloadable lesson below).

All About Moon Phases - Oreo Moon Phases

Step 5: Have students finish off by completing the Moon Phase Worksheet!

Moon Phases Worksheet for French Students

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Day 12 - The Moon

•Telescopes – Shared Reading

•Telescopes – Videos

•Texts: The Moon

•Videos: The Moon & Phases of the Moon

•Experiments: Phases of the Moon

•Worksheet: Phases of the Moon

•Lab Report Sheet

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•Telescopes – Shared Reading

•Telescopes – Videos

•Texts: The Moon

•Videos: The Moon & Phases of the Moon

•Experiments: Phases of the Moon

•Worksheet: Phases of the Moon

•Lab Report Sheet

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