Bringing Moon Phases Down to Earth

by: Leesa Hubbard

Teaching astronomy concepts to elementary students does not have to be complicated or require expensive materials. As a teacher resource agent for the American Astronomical Society and through involvement with other science- or astronomy-related organizations, the author has discovered through experience that sometimes it’s the simplest hands-on activities that are the most effective in conveying astronomy concepts. In this article, she shares her process for introducing K—4 students to the phases of the moon.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 9/1/2008Stock # sc08_046_01_40Volume 046Issue 01

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