This is a simple model of the Moon Phases that will help students visualize why the Moon appears to change shape during the lunar cycle. The product has been recently updated
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There are two layers. The top layer turns to reveal the phases of the moon in order of appearance during the Moon's orbit around the Earth. The model prompts students to compare the view of the Moon from space with the view they would see while standing on Earth. It will help students to understand why the lighted part of the moon appears differently depending on the Moon's location in it's orbit around Earth.
The completed model is just over 5" in diameter and is suitable for use in interactive notebooks.
This is a great product to use in combination with my Phases of the Moon Mechanical Card
The materials you will need are:
The pattern pieces (one piece of card stock
Instructions (one copy per small group).
Glue or double-sided tape.
A single-hole punch (one per small group).
Single-sided tape. (In addition to the glue or double-sided tape.)
Brads (Paper fasteners - one per student).
The model is simple and easy to make. Please see the preview so that you can determine if the instructions and process are suitable for your students before making your purchase.
The time needed to make the model will vary depending on the age of the students, but will be approximately 40 min.
You might also be interested in my Phases of the Moon Mechanical Card
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