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Main Curriculum Tie:
Background For Teachers:
Intended Learning Outcomes:
I. Earth – The small globe represents the Earth and a flashlight represents the Sun. Use these models to demonstrate the following concepts.
II. Moon -- The small Styrofoam ball will represent the Moon. Demonstrate these concepts using all three models. Approximately four Moons equal the size of our Earth.
III. Phases of the Moon-- Use the Moon models and flashlight for the following experiment. Poke one wooden skewer into each Moon so that the students can hold the Moon up. Divide the students into groups of two. Make sure the students each get a turn looking at the moon and reciting the phases. The person holding the moon should call out the phases of the moon as they move to each new position. Give the person holding the moon the half page ‘Phases of the Moon’ sheet so they can compare what they are seeing to the name of the phase.
IV. Using our bodies to review the concepts of the Earth and Sun. Put a table in the middle of the room. Have a lamp on the table with a light bulb in it but no lampshade. Turn off the classroom lights, close the window blinds, and have the students form a large circle around the lit lamp. The lamp represents the Sun and the students represent Earth.
Have the students form a large circle around the Sun. Students should face the Sun and answer the following questions. Act out the actions indicated. This performance assessment should help you judge whether the students understood the concepts from the lesson.
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