Paper Plate Phases

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Link to Resource: https://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/workshops/phasesSeasons/PaperPlateMoonPhase.pdf
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Format:pdf
Organization:Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI)
Summary:Students use paper plates with various phases to create a three dimensional model of the lunar phases relative to the Earth and Sun, as both an assessment of their understanding and to continue to build a conceptual model through kinesthetic activities.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:5-ESS1-2; HS-ESS1-4; MS-ESS1-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Developing and using models; Using mathematics and computational thinking
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Patterns; Scale, proportion, and quantity
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; activities; astronomy; earth; high school; middle school; moon; space; sun
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