Moon Phases Science and Literacy Lesson Set
- Common Core and 5th grade STAAR (TEKS) aligned
Easy to follow!
Fun for the students!
These activities are created to incorporate reading and writing into the Science curriculum. This lesson is designed to fit the typical 45-50 minute Science class time, while leaving time for other learning activities such as using an interactive science notebook, word wall activities, and writing in planners.
These activities are created to incorporate reading and writing into the Science curriculum. Each lesson is designed to last about a week, and encourage student participation.
Lessons are aligned with the Common Core State Standards and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.
The lesson set is written for 5th grade Science using TEKS (Standards) from 3rd through 7th grade.
On level: 5th grade
Great supplement for grades 4th – 8th grades depending on your learners’ needs.
Lesson Set includes:
Sample Lesson Plan for the week
Attention Grabber: Moon Observation Calendar; Moon Phases Order and Sort
Word Wall Building Activities
Reading with Graphic Organizer: Moon Phases with a flow chart
Writing with Key Terms: Moon Phases
Lab/ Activity: Moon Phase Model Observations
Formative Assessment: Lunar Cycle Model
Writing Extension Activity
Daily Science Starters: Moon Phases
Science Standards covered:
MS-ESS1-1. 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. [Clarification Statement: Examples of models can be physical, graphical, or conceptual.]
8.7 (B) demonstrate and predict the sequence of events in the lunar cycle; and
4.8 (C) collect and analyze data to identify sequences and predict patterns of change in shadows, tides, seasons, and the observable appearance of the Moon over time. Supporting Standard
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