The Moon – This 2 DAY lesson package includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the PowerPoint), a Moon phase hands-on activity and a student lesson handout as a word document. The PowerPoint is fun and applicable with FOUR videos embedded into the PowerPoint and many opportunities for inquiry-based learning and discussion.
The minds-on inquiry activities are meant to breakdown student misconceptions and help guide them to the correct concepts.
Included in the lesson package is:
– The teacher version of the Power Point
– The student version of the Power Point
– FOUR videos embedded into the Power Point
– Student lesson handout
In order, the lesson covers:
– Minds-on Inquiry
– Moon Stats
– What if we had no Moon?
– Orbit of the Moon
– Rotation of the Moon
– The Dark Side of the Moon
– The Phases of the Moon
– The Tides
– The Moon Illusion
The student version of the power point contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout the lesson. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.
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