Lesson details

Grade
1
Subject

Science

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Recommended Technology: 

-Computer 
-Smart Board 

Other instructional materials or notes: 

“The Moon Book” by Gail Gibbons
Video- “Phases of the Moon” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76-HAqNKqKA
Oreos- 2 per student
Paper towel- 1 per student
Popsicle stick- 1 per student
Oreo Phases of the Moon Worksheet
Pencil
Blank piece of paper- 1 per student
 

Fly Me to The Moon

Duration: 
1-2 hours
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson
Lesson overview: 

The students will be able to begin to explain and understand the phases of the moon as well as the effects/relationship of the sun and moon on Earth. They will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of the moon by writing, and speaking about the different phases, and demonstrate/symbolize the phases of the moon through the use of oreos. They will be able to predict how the moon will change over time according to the observations of predictable patterns, abd will be able to compare and contrast the different phases of the moon and be able to recognize the phases. 

Essential Question: 

What causes the moon to have phases? 

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