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Phases of the Moon

About the Phases of the Moon Lesson

Summary
This lesson provides a basic explanation of the phases of the moon. The reading could be used as part of a class discussion or as an individual reading exercise.

Objectives
• to explain why the moon appears to change in appearance;

• to teach the children how to plot and describe the different phases of the moon.

Suggested Grades
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade

Excerpt
Have you noticed that the moon keeps changing shape? It starts as a thin crescent which grows bigger every night until it is a bright ball in the sky. What makes it seem to change like this?

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