Lessons for The Moon

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  • Rocket Day - … as long as possible. Lower heels and do it again. THE MOON: Children lay on stomachs with heads lifted tall and legs … aluminum foil to head for a helmet. Discuss gravity: on the moon, astronauts move in slow motion but on Earth, we can … while children pantomime the actions* (See Appendix 3). 5. Space Boots. Each child uses two plastic plates as 'moon boots' to walk … without bumping into each other. Drive on flat and bumpy moon surfaces. 7. Bumping Asteroids. Children pretend balloons are asteroids floating …
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  • Space Exploration - … the moon's surface (including the landing sites) (10 pts.) ____ 16. Interview with Neil Armstrong (10 pts.) ____ 17. Game Man to the Moon ( could be group activity) (10 pts.) ____ 18. Model showing one of the astronaut training exercises (10 … of Apollo 16 what stayed on the moon? (25 pts.) ____ 26. Survey Would you go to the moon? Or Where were you/what were you doing when man walked on the moon? (25 pts.) ____ 27 …
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  • Moon Phases - … of the new moon, 1st quarter, full moon and the 4th quarter White chalk Strategy: 1. Make a chart to show the phases of the moon. 2 … the thirty phases of the moon. 3. Use white chalk to show the white portions of the moon phases. For example: 4. Paste or tape the various moon … illustrate the waxing and waning of the moon. Children who follow a phase on the moon chart each morning will not grow up thinking that the moon
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  • Spreadsheet Moon Comparison - … , students will use the spreadsheet to make some statements about the moons. These will be recorded and shared with the other groups for verification … .   Which moon has the largest diameter?       B.   Which moons do not have an atmosphere?       C.   Which moons have ice/water present?       D.   Do the moons that … has the most moons?       G.   Does Uranus have more or fewer moons than Saturn?       H.   Which two planets have only one moon?      I.    List the moons
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  • Lunar Phases - … Moon - occurs when the Moon is between the Earth and the Sun. (talk about in relation to reflecting objects) Light is reflected off the side of the Moon … of the moon phases. Informal: TTW observe (M) as students accurately create and label the phases of the moon (C). Formal: The teacher will grade the moon phases art project (M) to determine if the 5 moon phases are …
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  • The Phases of the Moon - … -Moon positions. Objectives Student will be able to: Use technology to access information on the Internet Draw the phase of the moon that corresponds to the Earth, Moon, Sun position State the reasons moon phases are visible from … manipulate the moon phase simulator to a particular Sun/Earth/Moon position and draw the corresponding phase as seen from Earth using the Smartboard Moon Phase …
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  • Moons of the Solar System - … moon in the sky? If not, where is it? Remind students that the moon is orbiting the earth while the earth orbits the sun, so the positions of the sun, moon, and Earth relative to each other change. D) If the moon
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  • Titan and the Other Moons of Saturn - … classify Saturn's moons by their characteristics. 5. Write a paragraph describing the moons' characteristics and explaining the basis for how the moons were sorted. Students … and studying its moons is very difficult. * Scientists hope to learn many new things about the moons during the Cassini-Huygens mission. * The moons of Saturn … sort their moon cards according to the moons' different attributes. Give students the opportunity to sort the moons several times, using different criteria. For example, the moons might …
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  • Phases of the Moon - … change in the appearance of the moon. The different shapes the moon makes are known as the moon's phases. Look at the animation of the phases of the moon from Solar Views. Notice how the moon … of the shadow crossing the moon to the animation of the phases of the moon. Do you think that the phases of the moon are caused by the shadow of the Earth …
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  • The Moon's Phases - … the moon, the phase of Earth would be the opposite of the phase we see of the moon from Earth. For example, if we see a new moon from Earth, Earth itself would be in full phase as seen from the moon. The moon was a waxing crescent on July 20, 1969. The astronauts would have seen Earth as a waning gibbous. Visit the Web …
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