Moon Phases Tides Eclipses Project

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4th - 6th
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Your students are going to love this engaging moon phase project! This no-prep, differentiated activity is a great way to help students summarize and reinforce the Earth, sun, moon relationship.

After reading short descriptions, students will create scientific diagrams to summarize what they read and then explain their pictures in a sentence or two.

This project is differentiated so that you have the ability to assign phases, tides, and eclipses or only phases and eclipses.

Included are three levels of differentiation for learners of all abilities including ELL learners.

Note: Although this product is distance learning-friendly, it does contain PDF worksheets.

Concepts included:

  • Cause of moon phases
  • Terms: waxing, waning, full moon, new moon, crescent, gibbous
  • Solar and lunar eclipses
  • Tides: spring and neap

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Why purchase this product?

⭐No prep! Saves you time!

⭐Tested for years in my classroom

⭐Differentiation included for a variety of learners including special education & ELL

⭐Students are engaged in this activity

⭐Great way to review and summarize the phenomena of moon phases and eclipses!

⭐Project option for moon phases, tides and eclipses or moon phases and eclipses only

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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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