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Observing the Moon
Grade Level: K-2
Lesson Time: 30-60 Minutes
Body: Earth's Moon

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Short Description: The main goal of this activity is to give students firsthand experience making observations of the moon. This activity is not intended to teach students what causes the changing phases, But it is intended to provide experiences which will help students understand what causes phases when they are older.

Why We Chose This Lesson
This lesson was chosen for its quality and potential alignment to Next Generation Science Standards.

Disciplinary Core Ideas

  • ESS1: Earth's Place in the Universe

Read more: NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas

Practices:

  • 4-Analyzing and interpreting data

Read more: Science and Engineering Practices in the NGSS

Crosscutting Concepts:

  • 1-Patterns

Read more: NGSS Crosscutting Concepts

Credit: The Madison Metropolitan School District Planetarium (MMSD Planetarium)


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Last Updated: 6 Aug 2014