Moon Phases Eclipses and Tides Complete Lesson

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4th - 6th
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15 pages 50 slides
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Are you looking for an all in one lesson to teach about moon phases, eclipses and tides? This no-prep lesson has everything you need to help students explore the relationship between the sun, moon, and Earth!

Teach students tips and tricks to remember important concepts like waxing and waning, crescent and gibbous and spring and neap tides.

Have students of various abilities?

This product provides several opportunities for differentiation.

  • 3 versions of the moon phase foldable
  • Both the tides and eclipse sections are accompanied with three levels of notes
    • completely filled out (great for teachers or students who need more support with completed notes)
    • fill in the blank notes with diagrams included
    • and fill in the blank notes that require students to create their own diagrams.
  • Plus, the information in this product is broken up into the three key sections so that you can teach the concepts as a unit, or separately.

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  • Identifying phases
  • Explaining the cause of moon phases
  • Solar and lunar eclipses
  • High, low, spring and neap tides
  • North polar diagram of sun, moon and Earth

Included in this product:

  • PowerPoint - 50 slides (includes transition slides)
  • Differentiated notes and foldable
  • Tips for teaching moon vocabulary
  • Differentiated moon phase foldable
  • North polar diagram of sun, moon and Earth
  • Answer key

Why purchase this product?

  • Differentiated for learners of various abilities
  • No prep, just print and go
  • Saves you time
  • Engaging for students
  • Tested in my classroom for years
  • Aligned to standards
  • Teaching tips to help your students be successful

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Total Pages
15 pages 50 slides
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 hours
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons. Examples of models can be physical, graphical, or conceptual.


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