Moon Phases

Oreo Phases of the Moon Derrington (I love this idea! A teacher across the hall from me used this idea and I thought it was the cutest idea! What better way to learn about the phases of the moon than with Oreos!

Phases of the Moon

Moon Phases Worksheet

This phases of the moon worksheet offers a clear explanation of the lunar cycles. Learn about the phases of the moon and introduce your child to Earth Science.


Wednesday - moon facts Love the glue art craters. Great craft to go along with informational writing on the moon.

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FREEBIE: Create your own model to show how the Earth orbits the Sun while the moon travels around the Earth (could teach earth sun moon relationships)

Phases of the Moon view finder

Science Notebooking: Moon Phases Plate…what a great homework assignment….report back the next day on the phase of the moon seen the night before!

Solar System: Rotating and Revolving     Teaching Special Thinkers

Science Anchor Chart -Solar System: Rotating and Revolving Teaching Special Thinkers. I would use this to teach the difference between the planets rotating and revolving. After this, I could work my way into the stars and different constellations.

Solar System Project Ideas For Kids

Do on the celing! :) Planet Project, great visual representation of the planets' distances in the solar system. Great for math class and teaching how to scale things. Space science made fun, hands-on.

Throwback Thursday: Teaching about Space?  Lots of great Moon Phases activities are highlighted in this post!

Lady in the Moon Mom this idea is for your kids at school. Phases of the Moon Mini-Book. Good extension activity that kids can do at home throughout the unit. Can add compare/contrast section at the end to make it more age appropriate

Phases of the Moon

Ayden already knows most of these, this will help him! Paper Plate Phases Of The Moon Unit Moon Additional Activity (Not in book, but a good activity to go along with Day

Hands On Science: Phases of the Moon Activities for Kids - Inspire Creativity, Reduce Chaos & Encourage Learning with Kids

Moon Activities for Kids: Phases of the Moon

Could have the kids do this, upload to Edmodo, and then include a write-up explaining the different phases. Hands On Science: Phases of the Moon Activities for Kids - Inspire Creativity, Reduce Chaos & Encourage Learning with Kids

Study the phases of the moon using this display idea -

Phases of the moon interactive display. Students put their head in the center and move it around to view the various phases of the moon.

Space science rotation? Foldable for the earth's rotation around the sun - the reasons for the seasons

This place has some great science and history ideas for the third grade. These could be edited to work with a higher or lower grade. Third Grade Thinkers: Science: Earth Cycles Need to make sure its accurate to prevent misconceptions!