3Georgia Performance Standard S6E2a.b.Demonstrate the phases of the moon byshowing the alignment of the Earth, moon and sun.Explain the alignment of the Earth, moon, and sun during solar and lunar eclipses.
4Challenge Question How can I use Oreo Cookies to model the phases of the moon?
5Allergic Reactions To Chocolate . Safety ConcernsAllergic Reactions To Chocolate .
6Materials 7 Oreos for each group of students 1 Plastic spoon Paper towels or napkinsPhases of Moon Oreo LabPen Pencil
7ProcedureFigure 2One member from each group carefully separate the Oreo cookies, making sure one side has all of the frosting and the other side has none.Use your spoon to carefully scrape the frosting from the first cookie making a shape that resembles the cookie in Figure 2. What is the name of this phase?
8ProcedureFigure 2Continue to create the other moon phases with the remaining cookies. The teacher will provide an Oreo Moon Phase Template to help guide you. Once you are done, have your teacher check your work.Diagram A (page 3)represents the moons orbit around Earth. Use the diagram to match a cookie with each phase of the moon from Diagram B(page 4).
9Oreo Moon Phases Diagram B Waxing Crescent First Quarter Waxing GibbousFull MoonWaning GibbousThird QuarterWaning CrescentNew Moon