Wednesday, September 3, 2014

3rd Grade-Week 3 The Earth's Moon

3rd Lab Session Week
This week we will learn about the phases of the Moon and why the Moon looks different during the 4 week lunar cycle. 

Here's a link to a great website to review the lunar phases.

Here's a link of the daily moon phase.

NASA launched LADEE (Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, pronounced like "laddie") which is a robot on its way to orbit the moon to gather detailed information about the lunar atmosphere, conditions near the surface and environmental influences on lunar dust. Video and pictures of the launch can be seen at

Concept: The Moon
Class Reading: Read pgs 185-199.
Investigation: What are the phases of the Moon?

·      Phases of the Moon-waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, third quarter, waning crescent, new moon
·      Brain Pop- “Moon Phases
·      Phases of the moon worksheets-draw the different types of moons, label the moons
·      Phases of the Moon home guide

What kind of moon is in the sky?

The phases of the Moon
Diagram of why we see different phases of the Moon

4b. Students know the way in which the Moon’s appearance changes during the four-week lunar cycle.

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