In this Earth & Space Science unit, students will enjoy reading pages of informational text and answering guided questions to summarize the information and understand the terms they need to learn about the phases of the moon. Students will read and compare facts, observe the changes in the observable shape of the moon, and then use their knowledge to answer questions and complete activities in order to apply their knowledge. The activities and questions encourage inquiry-based learning while engaging students in critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
All activities and lessons are aligned to scientific thinking, NGSS, and CCSS for 4th-grade science. All the activities include an answer key so you can use it when your kids are working independently.
This Activity aligns with Next Generation Science Standards:
SC.4.E.5.2 Describe the changes in the observable shape of the moon over the course of about a month.
The topics featured in these worksheets are:
✔ Match each phase of the moon to its correct description
✔ Answer the following questions based on the reading passage on the phases of the moon
✔ Answer the following questions based on the reading passage on the moons in orbit
✔ Cut out the moon phases and glue them in order
✔ Match each of the vocabulary words with its correct definition
✔ Phases of the moon with oreo cookies
✔ Moon and its phase activity
✔ My moon log
✔ Research about individuals who have been on the moon
✔ Find pictures of the moon on the internet based on the following perspectives
✔ Moon maze
✔ Moon word search
All Science Activities include an answer key that is available as PDF and Google Slides. The answer key is a valuable resource to use in the classroom, or at home, as they help students learn how to explain their answers, check if their explanations are correct, and improve their scientific knowledge and thinking skills.
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