Compelling Whys
Provide students with
a blank calendar and
have them draw a picture
of the moon every night
for one month.
Compare & Contrast
Ask children to think of the moon and invite volunteers to draw the moon shapes they’ve seen in the night sky.
Use a large ball to convey two important concepts: 1) from Earth, we can only see one side of the moon and 2) the moon is always round,but the amount we can see changes.
Students can play To The
Moon: Space Trivia Board
Game. This game can be
printed with membership @ superteacherworksheets
Concrete learners can act out
the phases of the moon. In
groups of three [one person
the sun, one person the earth, and
one person the moon] students walk through the phases. They alternate turns being the sun, earth, then moon.
Intuitive Feeling
Students read “And If the Moon Could Talk” by Kate Banks. Student writes a brief paragraph about what the moon would say if it
was high above their house one night.
Write a story or a poem about the “Man on the Moon”.
Worksheet: Name The
Moon Phase. Students fill
in the correct name of the moon phase using a picture word bank from
the top of the page.
Students make a mobile
of each phase of the
Students that think abstractly
would enjoy learning about
the ancient names and
meanings of the full moon
by months @ http://science.nationalgeogra
solar-system/full-moon-article.html .
Intuitive Thinking
In Google Earth’s Moon;
students explore Featured Satellite Images - Images of
the Day by zooming in on any
area and clicking on a
symbol which will reveal their
significance. Summarize in
one paragraph the highlighted symbol. Notate its longitude, latitude and elevation.
Using all of the information learned in this unit, students
will design their own assessment. They need to include 2 essay questions,
5 multiple choice, and 3 fill-in-the-blank.
On Google Earth’s Moon;student clicks on sun/cloud tool at the top
of the picture.Using the
slide rule they
observe the phases the moon takes through the month in real time.
With a partner students listen
to podcasts (radio programs)
about the moon. They can
access them on my Wikispace.
On Google Earth’s Moon;
students click on the ruler
tool at the top of the picture.
Hold and click to take different mathematical measurements
of areas of the moon.
Sensing Judging
A factual presentation – in Google Earth’s Moon; students pick an Apollo mission to explore the highlights. They can print out any pictures of that mission.
Students are given a
lined paper cut-out of a
moon to write an interview.
Their assignment is to ask
a family member if they
would want to visit the
moon, why or why not?
They hang their interview
on the class bulletin board.
Students make a collage
of moon phases. Print
out Google or BING
images and paste to a
poster board.
Click to watch a video
by NASA which explains
the moon’s phases
Students make a “Moon
Phase Transporter”.
Sensing Perceiving
The Sensing Perceiver
likes surprises. Provide
fun facts about the moon.
Cut them into sentence strips. Each student gets one.Students form an
inner circle and an outer circle facing
each other. Each student will read
their fact to their partner. The
teacher rings a bell every 10 to
15 seconds for the circle to rotate.
Students are given 8 Oreo
cookies. They twist and
remove one side of seven
cookies [they can eat those].
They scrape the filling to
resemble the phases then
place in a circle on a paper
plate the correct way.

Learning Support, ESL, Limited Readers
From the Compelling Whys category, these students will complete the blank calendar
of the moon phases. They will
be provided with a newspaper every day when they come into class which has astronomy information daily, which includes the phases of the moon.
Learning Support, ESL, Limited Readers
From the 5C’s category, students will complete the worksheet which already includes a picture word bank
they can use to match pictures and write the correct phase.
Learning Support, ESL,
Limited Readers
From the KTAV category,
students will watch the NASA video which does an excellent
job explaining the moon’s phases.
Learning Support, ESL,
Limited Readers
From the GASC category,
students will work in groups
of three to act out the phases
of the moon.
Learning Support, ESL,
Limited Readers
In the Temperament Styles category, students will participate in the “Wagon Wheel” activity reading fun facts about the moon. The sentence will be read with the teacher before the activity for fluency and comprehension.