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Creekside Astronomy Unit: The Moon

We have had a great time learning about the moon as we embarked on our Astronomy Unit recently. We began with learning about the phases of the moon. Using the diagram on the Moon Connection website, we learned about the order and direction of the phases. I made this little poster for Firefly to comp...

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fun way to teach the phases of the moon! But I think some of the oreos need to be rotated a little ... might help to have an object as the sun so they can see where the light is coming from. Could also get a couple wall balls from PE for the Earth and moon and use a flash light as the sun for the actual lesson and use this activity for interactive reinforcement!

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Activities for learning about the moon. Will be perfect for my science unit on space!

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