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The Moon's phases in Oreos

Grade Level Grades K-2
Resource Type Activity


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The Moon has "phases." That means it looks a little different to us each night during its one-month orbit of our planet. We describe how the Moon looks with terms such as "Full Moon," "First Quarter," and "New Moon" (which we can't really see, because the side that is lit faces away from us). The Moon has no light of its own. Moonlight is sunlight bouncing off the Moon's surface. As the Moon orbits Earth, the Sun lights up whatever side of the Moon is facing it. Open up some Oreo cookies and scrape off the creme filling to make the four major phases of the Moon. This Moon's phases lesson is  appropriate for Early Childhood Education (Pre-K and younger). ECE-SC, ECE-SC-na

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