Earth’s moon By Candace Compton
The Essential Question... • What are the 8 phases of our Moon?
Unit Questions… • What is the difference between a waxing crescent moon and a waning crescent moon? • What is a Blue Moon? • Why do we not see the Moon very well, if at all, during the New Moon phase?
Students will understand… • The origin of the Moon • The Moon’s orbit and how it affects Earth • The phases of the Moon • They will understand why the Moon looks the way it does during each of its phases.
Constructivist Strategy • I believe that for this type of subject that a Constructivist Strategy would be best for the students to learn, understand and retain the information about the Moon’s Phases.
References http://www.middleschoolscience.com/earth.htm http://www.bing.com/images http://solarsystem.nasa.gov http://nasa.gov