Students need to know the effects resulting from cyclical movements of the Sun, Earth, and Moon. This activity is great for helping students predict the sequence of events in the lunar cycle.
Teacher simply needs to print out the moon phase dice on card stock and assemble prior to activity. Students will roll the dice and record the phase they rolled. Then they will be prompted to draw the phase that occurred before that phase and after that phase with a variety of prompts (3-4 days before/after, 1 week before/after, 10 days before/after, 1 month before/after, and calendar dates in the future). I have also included a modified version for lower-level classes/students.
After this interactive activity, students will be more comfortable predicting moon phases on a calendar. Great for standardized test prep, too!