Oreo Phases

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Link to Resource: https://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/workshops/phasesSeasons/OreoPhases.pdf
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
K 1 2 3 4 5 6
Language:English
Format:pdf
Organization:Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI)
Summary:Students will recreate the lunar phases using the frosting from Oreo cookies. Round cream cheese crackers can also be used if cookies are not an option. The students will accurately model the shape of the Moon's phases using Oreo cookies and place the phases in order.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:5-ESS1-2; MS-ESS1-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Developing and using models
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Patterns
Subjects: astronomy; earth; earth science; elementary school; geoscience; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; model; moon; space; sun
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