Grade Level: K-2
Lesson Time: 30-60 Minutes
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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
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- 4-Analyzing and interpreting data
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Credit: The Madison Metropolitan School District Planetarium (MMSD Planetarium)