Check out this awesome student-centered project that applies moon phase concepts into a long term investigation. This is best suited as a take home investigation, but can easily be adapted to be done in the classroom. The directions and template lead students to observe the moon every three days for about 30 days leading to 10 recordings of what they see. On the template form, students will draw what they say, identify the moon phase and describe the conditions such as date, time, weather, etc. This interactive and engaging project will lead students to discover and apply concepts of how the moon appears to change each night according to its location relative to the Sun and Earth as well as the cycle. This is agreat way for students to take ownership of their learning and apply previous learned concepts!