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Lesson Plan: Moon Introduction

Teacher________Aja Harvey__________ Grade Level_____1st________

I. Content and Standards:

Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories; ask and
answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each
category, and how many more or less are in one category than in another.

Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or
information presented orally or through other media.

c. 1-ESS1-1- Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe

patterns that can be predicted.

II. Prerequisites:

a. MP.2 Reason abstractly

b. Science Practice- Make predictions based on prior experience.

III. Essential Questions (provide a framework)

a. What do you see when you look at the moon?

IV. Instructional Objective:

a. Students will learn that the moon reflects light from the sun.

b. Students will know how to record the moon data in their journals.

V. Instructional Procedures:.

a. First, the moon journal will be demonstrated and filled in retroactively

i. Students will be shown a calendar of the moon’s cycle on the smart

ii. As a class, the class moon calendar will be filled in showing the
moon’s gradual changes from night to night for the past 3 nights

iii. Students will return to their tables to fill in their own moon
journals in their weather and sky journal.

1. Students will be given a model on the easel to reference.

b. Students will return to the rug to watch a video introducing that the moon
changes shape because of its position relative to the sun.

c. Students will hear about the special lunar event the Super Blue Blood
Moon as an interesting fact for the day.

d. Exit ticket- Share 1 fact you know about the moon.

VI. Materials and Equipment: Weather and sky journal,

VII. Assessment/Evaluation:

a. Students responses to questions

b. Exit tickets

VIII. VII. Differentiation: Individualized Activities: N/A

IX. Technology: The smartboard will be used to allow all students to see the
same images, large enough to be seen for all.

X. Self-Assessment: Student engagement throughout the lesson, student

understanding represented through their answers to questions, and their work
in the weather and sky journal will be used to assess the efficacy of the
lesson’s current structure and content.