Students observe the moon each night for one month (to ensure they see each moon phase) and record the date, time, and moon illustration. I have them leave the moon phase area blank. When we are done with the month of observations, we go back and fill in the moon phases and confirm the pattern(s) we learned in class together.
Of course there are nights when students will miss or the clouds block the view of the month. In that case, families can check out the website www.moonconnection.com for additional details and current moon phases!
For a Moon Phases Presentation and activities take a look here.
Mission: Moon Phases
These are Moon Phases Playing/Study Cards
Moon Phase Cards
For student construction of the Moon Phases check this out!
Construct a Moon Phase
For student labeling of the Moon Phases look at the link below!
Label the Moon Phases
For a tasty treat Moon activity or assessment check these out!
Oreo Moon Phases
Marshmallow Moon Phases