Teaching Through Trade Books: Moon Phases and Models

by: Emily Morgan and Karen Ansberry

From the time they are very young, children are naturally curious about the Moon. They may wonder about the different shapes of the Moon when they look up at the night sky. In this month’s primary lesson, students discover through direct observations and reading that the Moon’s shape follows a pattern. In the upper-elementary lesson, students explore the reason for this pattern using a model.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 9/1/2008Stock # sc08_046_01_20Volume 046Issue 01

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