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Moon Learning Path

By Aoife McDonnell

A selection of external links to resources on explaining phases of the moon. Resources may need flash player if they are a SWF file. Check with the individual resource description and suggested uses.
4 resources in this Learning Path

1

The Moon - ESA'S INTERACTIVE GUIDE

http://lunarexploration.esa.int/#/intro Added: 27 Jun 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

A fascinating exploration of lunar exploration. Options to investigate the Science (Solar system history, moon origin and evolution, lunar resources, earth-moon system), technology (human exploration, descent ascent, instrumentation, robots on the surface, flight dynamics), missions (timeline, orbiters, Apollo, Robotic Landers, Robotic Sample Returns, Robotic Rovers). Why not check out the Gallery, Playlists and Moon facts to delve further into the European Space Agency (ESA)?

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 2. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 3. Compare Earth with Moon & Other Planets

Suggestions for use: Engage students into the fun of exploration by allowing students to discover aspects of the moon in terms of science, technology and missions. Listen to playlist, view galleries or view the European Space Agency website. Curiosity is key to expanding on human potential. Nothing is Impossible.

Key Skills: Communicating Managing Information and Thinking

Asset type: Online Resource
Rights: All rights reserved
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Phases of the Moon Activites

http://aspire.cosmic-ray.org/Labs/L...Phases/lunar_phases_main.html#part2 Added: 06 Sep 2016 Contributor: Aoife McDonnell Resource type: Guide/notes / Simulation

Initially the resource looks like an article, however there are three interactive animations embedded into the website for use in the classroom. Activities on selecting the shadows on the moon at each phase, identify how each phase will look from Earth and an animation identifying the names of each phase of the moon.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 2. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 4. Model of Earth-Sun-Moon System

Suggestions for use: Read the teacher notes accompanied with each activity from the website. Project the animations onto the whiteboard using full screen.

Key Skills: Managing Information and Thinking

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Using Biscuits to Represent the Phases of the Moon

http://almostunschoolers.blogspot.i...10/06/oreo-moon-phase-activity.html Added: 06 Sep 2016 Contributor: Aoife McDonnell Resource type: Reference

An excellent homework activity for students to create the biscuit phases of the moon. Students can think outside the box and use other food/ materials to represent the phases of the moon. The biscuits can be used an idea. Students must take a photo of their creation of the phases of the moon and bring to lesson next day/ upload on Edmodo/ email

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 2. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 4. Model of Earth-Sun-Moon System

Suggestions for use: Phases of the moon: The article should be used as a teacher reference. Teacher should show the image to the class. It is then the students homework to create their own representation of the phases of the moon.

Key Skills: Managing Information and Thinking

Asset type: Image
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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4

Moon Cycles

http://www.spaceweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/MoonCycle2nd.pdf Added: 27 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Excellent resource to get students critically thinking and discussing the phases of the moon.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE Science

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Science and the environment

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • begin to explore and appreciate the application of science and technology infamiliar contexts

Suggestions for use: Print worksheet out for students. Students must read the activity independently. Students must discuss activity with their partners to explore prior knowledge of the moon. Questions about the homework exercise can be discussed as a class.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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