Phases of the Moon

Updated: 4/17/2019
Phases of the Moon
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Moon Phases Lesson Plans

The Earth and Moon

Lesson Plans by Oliver Smith

Roughly 4.5 billion years ago, Earth began to form as a result of matter clumping together due to gravitational attraction. Over time, these clumps of matter started crashing into each other, forming larger bodies that eventually would lead to planets and moons. Our Moon is a one of these celestial bodies. It is Earth’s only permanent natural satellite and orbits around the Earth once every 28 days. The following activities will introduce students to the phases of the moon and how the orbit of the Moon affects life on Earth!


Earth and Moon

Storyboard Description

Phases of the Moon in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres are different based on the time of year and rotation of the earth

Storyboard Text

  • NEW MOON
  • POSITION OF THE MOON
  • WHAT THE MOON LOOKS LIKE (Northern Hemisphere)
  • WHAT THE MOON LOOKS LIKE (Southern Hemisphere)
  • WAXING CRESCENT
  • FIRST QUARTER
  • WAXING GIBBOUS
  • FULL MOON
  • WANING GIBBOUS
  • THIRD QUARTER
  • WANING CRESCENT