Students will explain the effects resulting from cyclical movements of the Sun, Earth, and Moon by:
Describing how the tilted Earth rotates on its axis and revolves around the Sun.
Demonstrating and predicting the sequence of events in the lunar cycle.
Describing the physical properties, locations, and movements of the Sun, Earth, and Moon.
PowerPoint Presentation/Lesson includes the following:
Animated PowerPoint Presentation with interactive student activity sheets.
Lunar Phases Sequencing Cards
Part 1: Moon Facts
Glossary of Terms to Know.
Important Moon facts including physical properties and movement.
Animation and guided notes defining and demonstrating rotation and revolution of the Earth and Moon in their orbits.
Part 2: Formation of the Moon
Overview of the steps of moon formation using The Impact Theory.
Student Worksheet with diagrams and guided notes.
Part 3: Phases of the Moon
Student handouts/worksheets including diagrams, key vocabulary (waxing and waning), guided notes.
Checks for Understanding: Lunar Trivia; Think-Pair-Share
Demonstration of Learning: Moon phases Sequencing Card Sort Activity with Answer Key.