Moon & Its Phases Video For Kids | 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade
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Moon & Its Phases

What you will learn from this videoWhat you will learn

  • The moon’s phases are caused by its orbit around the earth.
  • The moon does not make its own light, it only reflects it.
  • The phases of the moon repeat in a cycle about every 28 days.
  • The moon is smaller than the sun but appears the same size because it’s closer.
  • Discussion Questions
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading Material
  • DIY Activity Guide pdf
  • Lesson Plan pdf
  • Teacher Guide pdf
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Exit Ticket

Level 1

Draw and label a quarter moon and crescent moon using shading for darkness.

Level 2

Why does the moon appear the same size as the sun?

Level 3

If half of the moon is always lit, why do we see different phases? Explain with a diagram.