After reviewing the moon phases, explaining how and why they occur, students will make a flip-book which will show the moon’s motion around Earth in action.
The moon cards can be copied onto card stock paper, or on regular paper, and then glued onto index cards.
After all pictures have been cut apart, arrange them in the correct order (1 through 16). Next, arrange each set of cards so the lowest edges are slightly offset about 1/4 inch (6 mm) above the card underneath it. This will enable students to flip rapidly through the cards once stacked.
Hold the card stack in place with a heavy duty stapler, or rubber band, and flip through them. The sun should be seen clearly on the left-hand side of the cards, and the moons appear to move around Earth.
ONLY MOONS LABELED ARE: FULL, FIRST QUARTER, LAST/THIRD QUARTER, NEW.
These can also be used as "flash cards" for sorting or sequencing.