Presentation on theme: "Phases of the Moon: Using Oreo ® cookies to learn about the phases of the moon."— Presentation transcript:
Phases of the Moon: Using Oreo ® cookies to learn about the phases of the moon
Over the course of a month, the Moon passes through different phases, making the part of it we see change shape. The amount of the Moon we see illuminated by the Sun grows from New Moon, to Crescent, to First Quarter, to Gibbous, to Full Moon and then decreases back to New Moon. This activity uses Oreo ® cookies to demonstrate the Moon's phases. 6.E.1.1 Explain how the relative motion and relative position of the sun, Earth and moon affect the seasons, tides, phases of the moon, and eclipses.
Materials for each child: 8 Oreo ® cookies Paper towel or paper plate A plastic spoon and/or a plastic knife Marker (optional) Halve and scrape Oreo ® cookies to illustrate Moon phases. Then arrange cookies on a paper plate beginning with the New Moon and ending with the Waning Crescent Moon. Each phase must be correctly labeled and then photographed. The labels and the students names must be visible in order to receive credit for the lab.