3…2….1…. Blast off!
We’re all quarantined in our homes, so why not go to the moon? Fairly sure we can keep the 6 feet separation rule. Today we are going to learn about the moon, do a hands on model of the moon’s phases, and make some moon sand!
All About the Moon: Astronomy & Space for Kids– Primary & Intermediate (K-5)
Over (to) the Moon– Intermediate (3-5)
Why Does the Moon Change?– Primary & Intermediate (K-5)
Time for our Moon Phase Model (and snack :))
To help us remember the eight phases of the moon, we’re going to make a simple model. And when we’re done, we have snack! We’ll be using Oreo cookies to represent the moon. If you have access to a printer you can click here* to access a worksheet that you can print and use as a guide for your model*. *Note: Once you click on the link, scroll to nearly the bottom of the page until you see “Download FREE Moon Unit Worksheets” in green font. It will be directly above a large image of a moon that says “50 Moon Crafts & Activities”. If you don’t have a printer, you can either use a paper plate or just a sheet of paper. Materials: 8 Oreo cookies, paper/worksheet or paper plate & pencil, table knife
Let’s Make some Moon Sand
So Moon Sand doesn’t really have anything to do with the moon, but it’s easy to make and fun to play with. It’s basically home-made, DIY kinetic sand. Materials: flour, oil, bowl, spoon or masher