These two lessons are one/third of my Moon Bundle Unit, focusing just on the moon phases, waxing and waning.
There is a 35 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 this important concept.
Lesson 1: 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
-Student learning map for vocabulary acquisition
-Moon Phases Interactive Guide/Organizer to diagram the moon's position around the Earth during each phase
-Expository Writing Prompt
-Visual Albedo Center Activity/Worksheet or homework - math integrated comparing decimals and learning more about reflective light
Lesson 2: 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
-The Moon and More (Higher Order Thinking) Worksheet/Center Activity
-Opinion Writing Prompt
- Moon Phases Flow Map
If you are looking for more, The Moon Bundle Unit is a great choice for a two week long unit all about the Moon. It includes every resource that I have involving the moon including moon size, moon phases, lunar eclipses and solar eclipses!
If you just need moon phases, waxing and waning, then this resource is perfect for you! You and your students will love these two lessons! If you have purchased either of my larger moon units (Moon Phases & Size - 4 lessons) or (The Moon Bundle - 6 lessons) don't buy this product, you already have it!