Take a journey to space with your students with this power point. Your students will love the visuals in this slide show. They will gain a new understanding of the moon and stars as well!
I created a 57 slide power point presentation with great animations to help your students understand all of these concepts about the moon, and this is not your average power point! You and your students will love the animations in the power point, and it will guide your instruction throughout the 4 lesson unit:
Lesson 1: How is The Moon different From A Star?
-16 PPT slides addressing moon and star formation, natural light from stars versus reflective light from the Moon, and proximity from Earth and how that affects our view of the Moon and stars.
-5 E Style Lesson Plan
- Two Foldable Options: moon vs. star vs. planet (or) moon vs. star (you will only use one)
-Star Size Comparison: Center Activity Worksheet or homework
Lesson 2: How does the Earth and the Moon's position impact our view of the moon?
-20 PPT slides focusing on moon phases and why we see the moon a little bit differently every day.
-5 E Style Lesson Plan
-Moon Phases Interactive Guide/Organizer to diagram the moon's position around the Earth during each phase
-Visual Albedo Center Activity/Worksheet or homework - math integrated comparing decimals and learning more about reflective light
Lesson 3: What are the observable changes of the Moon throughout the lunar cycle?
-15 PPT slides focusing on waxing and waning, and also explaining more about the moon phases. This lesson also discusses perspective and how that can also change our view of the Moon.
-5 E Lesson Plan
- Moon Phases Flow Map
Lesson 4: What phase will the Moon be in 15 days from now?
-5 PPT slides helping students through this extending thinking concept. Students will draw the moon in its current phase and then use their background knowledge to decide what phase the moon will be in 15 days from now.
This unit also comes with:
-Assessment: Moon Phases and Size (14 questions and answer key)
-Student Learning Map for vocabulary acquisition so students will have a vessel to take notes on for the lessons
-Three writing prompts that can be used any time after lesson two as a center activity or classwork
You and your students will love this unit!