Artemis ROADS II Unit 1 Lesson 3: Looking at The Moon

This lesson’s guiding question is, “How do observations of the Moon contribute to explanations in both science and culture?“.

Lesson Summary:

First, students will share their prior knowledge of the Moon phases in their everyday experiences at home or school. Then, they will make direct and/ or indirect observations of the Moon phases and connect the Moon phases to the Sun/ Earth/ Moon relative positions using an orbit simulator, compare/contrast science and cultural explanations, create a group calendar, and predict the Moon phase on their next birthday. Finally, students will document their findings from this lesson.

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Artemis ROADS II Mission Objective Alignment:

This lesson does not directly align with a Mission Objective from the Artemis ROADS II Challenge.