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Moon Phases Tutorial

February 27, 2011 by Mr. Brown 3 Comments »

Understanding the moon phases is a difficult concept for our 4th graders. We do a variety of classroom activities to understand why the moon changes its appearance each night. We create models, watch video explanations, study moon phase calendars, draw examples, and practice putting the phases in order.  Even with all this practice, many students still need some review with this concept.  In the following video tutorial, I go over waxing, waning, moon phases – and then I give a short quiz to see if kids can identify the correct phases.  If you have any questions, just leave me a comment or send me an email.  Hope this helps! 


3 Responses to “Moon Phases Tutorial”

  1. Christy says:

    Mr. Brown this was very helpful. Thank you for putting this on the blog to help us.

  2. Mr. Brown says:


    You’re welcome! Moon phases can be tricky, and I thought this might helps students review what we had learned in class.

  3. maia says:

    hi mr. brown

    that moon frase one and the study case really helped me alot and the quiz at the end of the moon frases

    thank you


    your student,

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