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Phases of the Moon | Astronomy | Space | Sky Science | Paper

Phases of the Moon | Astronomy | Space | Sky Science | Paper

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Learn about the Moon, phases of the Moon, and tides with this set of lessons that only takes moments to prepare. Everything you need to teach these concepts is included along with background knowledge in case you're new to teaching space or astronomy.

This engaging resource includes:

  • lesson and activities about the Moon: size, composition, and interesting facts.
  • phases of the Moon including Indigenous names for full moons.
  • spring tides and neap tides. Information about diurnal and semi-diurnal tide cycles, how the Moon, Sun, and Earth affect tide cycles and uses for tides.
  • three complete lesson plans with suggestions for differentiation.
  • a variety of activities such as building interactive notebook pages, acting out concepts, doing online research, and recording observations of the Moon in the night sky.
  • student pages and templates.
  • answer keys and suggested answers.
  • photos of student examples.
  • opportunities to extend learning.
  • ideas for how to use this resource in the classroom, online, or a mix.
  • a digital version of all the student pages that use Google Slides. You must download the PDF file and use the access link in the file to get your digital copy.
  • an alignment guide for Alberta Outcomes.

    These lessons align with:

    • the Alberta Program of Studies for Grade 6 Sky Science (old outcomes)
    • Alberta Science Curriculum © 2022 Grade 5 (new outcomes)

    These lessons support:

    • any astronomy or space unit.

    This resource can be found in our Astronomy Unit Bundle (not recommended for Alberta Teachers).

    Do you teach science in Alberta? We have science units for you!

                                                                  Ninja Note: To access the digital version, download the PDF and use the link in that file.

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