Sun, Earth, and Moon : Rotation & Revolution, Phases of the Moon, & MORE!

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The Classroom Nook
Grade Levels
3rd - 4th
Formats Included
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  • Google Apps™
110 pages
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I loved using this resource and cannot wait to use it again next year! The students loved all of the different modes of learning that this resource offers. Super easy to prep!
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Looking for a hassle-free science unit to teach your students about the sun, Earth, and moon? Look no further! This full unit has everything you need to make teaching science a breeze.

Your students will explore the location of the sun, moon, and Earth in our solar system, rotation vs. revolution, phases of the moon, and more!

With a teacher guide, hands-on student activities (printable or digital), learning centers, reader's theater, review activities, and unit assessment, this resource has you covered from start to finish. Say goodbye to the stress of lesson planning and hello to engaging, interactive, and fun science lessons for your students!


Transform your science block with these well-structured, student-centered lessons. Each session is designed with three components to help you teach with ease and keep your students engaged and excited to learn.

  • First, start with a dynamic introduction where you review previously taught content and introduce new concepts and content vocabulary. You'll use anchor slides to present the material to the whole group before breaking out into small groups for hands-on practice.
  • Next, students will dive in and get their hands dirty during the lesson activity. They'll work in partners or small groups to explore the material in a fun and interactive way, applying what they're learning in real-world activities. They'll track their progress and record their learning all in one place in their student activity packet.
  • Finally, wrap up each lesson with a reflective discussion where students share what they've learned and reflect on their progress through journal questions.

With these three components in every lesson, you'll be able to deliver engaging, meaningful instruction that will leave a lasting impact on your students.


  • An introduction to the sun, moon and earth including their locations in the solar system.
  • A lesson on the sun - facts about the sun as well as how it effects the earth
  • Rotation of the earth - causing day and night
  • Revolution of the earth - causing the seasons
  • Phases of the moon and how the moon gets its light. This lesson includes video links and a fun hands on activity using Oreos to create the phases of the moon (a student fave!)!
  • Content vocabulary words are included for each lesson.


  • Teacher Guide with everything you need for each lesson. All needed resources are downloadable directly from the guide making prep a breeze! The teacher guide includes a unit overview and daily lesson plans. The lesson plans include detailed information about student objective, materials needed, teacher preparation required, and the steps on how to conduct the lesson. You'll even find sample anchor charts & answer keys embedded right into the teacher guide.
  • Student Activity Packet that goes along with each lesson and includes a journal question for each day. [Google Classroom compatible]
  • Anchor slides that go hand in hand with the lessons. The slides are interactive and beautifully laid out to grab your students' attention! The anchor slides are provided in PowerPoint, PNG image files, and a PDF.
  • Two fun and interactive games to review important information
  • Reader's theater script [Google Classroom compatible]
  • End of Unit Assessment [Google Classroom compatible]
  • Bulletin board set to reinforce the content learned for each lesson

In all, there are over 100 pages, anchor slides, and bulletin board pieces!


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Such an amazing resource. I love how it include the lesson plans, power point and everything else that I need to teach. Thank you." - Danijela B.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "You DID IT AGAIN! All of your products are AMAZING and have made my Science and Social Studies instruction so much better. This is exactly what I needed and everything is done for me. All I had to do was print and laminate and now all of the resources are ready. My students are engaged and having fun with this unit. Thank you so much!" - Love & Lessons Teacher, 3rd grade teacher

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Total Pages
110 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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