These days we are pulling out our hair to get all our TEKS in. This is a wonderful homework assignment where your students can become little astronomers. After a short lesson from you on the phases (there is a page included in packet with pictures and phases) they can actually self-teach themselves at home. They will follow the moon and its phases through a month and record what they see. After continuous exposer it is certain they will retain this concept better then sitting in a classroom. Plus is it helps you with get this lesson in with freeing up class time!