Diagram project for students to create a poster to explain relative positions of earth moon and sun for the following phenomena: Tides, eclipses, phases (side one); equinoxes and solstices (side two)
Easy to follow rubric that includes all needed criteria to cover NGSS Standard MS-ESS 1-1.
This can be used as a summative assessment, as students diagram and explain how the position of the Earth, Moon, and Sun cause different phenomena.
Includes stepwise directions with page numbers included for Science Explorer textbook series on astronomy- but can easily be edited or changed for your specific page numbers or resources for students to use.
Easily modified for students with special needs- I draw out the circles for them for each of the moon phases.