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  Summary of Activity:
Here we have a hands-on activity to teach the causes of Moon phases. The activity can be used stand-alone. It is also incorporated into the presentation and teacher guide below.

We also provide a Powerpoint presentation and extensive teacher guide to on how to use Active Engagement to teach and learn Moon phases. The presentation was initially developed as a hands-on high school teacher workshop to be given in Developing Nations where new teaching metholody might not always be known.

The bulk of the activities relate to modeling Moon phases as a part of teaching and learning them. The Teacher Guide includes extensive commentary for most slides as well as complete instructions for doing the various activities.

 
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Teaching Moon Phase Activity (pdf)
 
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Drive-by Science Moon Phase Activity (pdf)
 
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Teaching Moon Phases through Active Engagement - Presentation (pptx)
 
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Teachers Guide to Teaching Moon Phases Through Active Engagement (pdf)

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