'MOON MOTIONS'

by

ESTELLVENIA SANDERS

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References:                          
STATE GOAL I2
C. A. S. E, F
C. F. S. 1, 2, 3, 5

INTRODUCTION: 

As the students enter the class room, they will see a bright, shiny object hanging from the center of the room, (large balloon covered with psychedelic silver paper) spinning around (the lights will be off) slowly.  A banner will be hanging on the wall (or across the side chalk board), which will read

Welcome to Moon Glow Valley.

There will be various pictures of the moon placed around the room, with information about each picture shown .

OBJECTIVES:

ACTIVITIES:

ASSIGNMENTS:

  1. Identification of the moon
                     ---- its surface
                     ---- its craters
    1. Draw pictures and color them
    2. Complete quiz on characteristics of the moon
    3. Bell Ringer:
      A question will be written on the board.
      The students will have ten minutes to write their answers in a paragraph.

  2. The students will view a movie that focuses on the movement of the moon.

  3. The students will draw and color pictures of the solar eclipse, which will show the stages of the eclipse.
    1. Complete quiz on the movements of the moon
    2. Bell Ringer:
      A question will be written on the board.
      The students will have ten minutes to write their answers in a paragraph

On the first day of class, the students will be given a stack of 50 index cards on which they will be instructed to write all of the vocabulary words on one side and draw the pictures of the moon (structures, craters, etc., if applicable) and color them on the back.  These cards will be handed in when the lesson is completed.

ASSESSMENT:

The students will be given two exams, one will be oral and one written, on the motions of the moon.


 SAMPLE QUESTIONS

TRUE OR FALSE:

  1. ________  The center of mass of the earth-moon system follows a smooth orbit around the sun.
  2. ________  One side of the moon always faces the earth.
  3. ________  Lunar eclipses are visible from any location on the dark side of the earth.

 CHOOSE THE BEST RESPONSE:

  1.  ________  The orbit of the moon around the earth forms:

     (a)  a sphere    (b)  a cone    (c)  a circle   (d)  an ellipse

  2. ________ What is the difference, in minutes, in the rising time of the moon each day?

     (a) 10          (b)   25          (c)   50          (d)    90

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