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This is a 5E-style, active-learning lesson developed to help students better understand the relationship between Earth, the Moon, and the Sun. Students are required to physically model how the phases of the Moon are created. Extensions include developing an understanding of eclipses. Although many curricula include phases of the Moon at the elementary level, many students still maintain many pre- and misconceptions about this topic. It is very worthwhile to revisit this topic at a higher level.


  • Science > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Other


phases of the Moom Earth Sun astronomy moon hats



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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2016-07-27.

Component Ratings:

Standards Alignment: 3
Subject Matter: 3
Support Steaching: 3
Assessments Quality: 3
Deeper Learning: 3

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