Task 1: Phases of the Moon


Topic: time

Level: Primary (1.–5. Graders)

Thematic Unit:

Subject: national history and geography

Recommended age of pupils: 6–11 years old or older

Time allocated: 1 lessons

List of equipment needed for pairs of pupils:

Worksheet, a pencil, an orange (a model of the Moon), a calendar, a light source

Description – a brief summary:

The goal of the activity is to get acquainted with the phases of the moon.

Description – individual sections of the first lesson

Work content Time Material and equipment needed Teacher’s activity Pupils’ activity

Introduction to topic – motivation

Introduction to the Moon phases.

5 minutes

Worksheet, pencil.

The teacher tells pupils the procedure of completing the tasks.

Pupils divide themselves in pairs, read the worksheet, and ask potential questions.

Pre-laboratory preparation

Dividing pupils into groups, motivation, formulation of the goal, evaluation, a worksheet.

5 minutes

Worksheet, a pencil, an orange (a model of the Moon), a calendar, a light source.

The teacher divides pupils in groups, motivation, formulates the goal, explains the assessment criteria to pupils, distributes the worksheets, and supervises pupils when working.

Evaluation of lessons

Completing the tasks in the worksheet

30 minutes

The teacher supervises pupils while working. Pupils complete the worksheet.

Practical (research) activity

Comparing the testing methods of each group – a discussion between pupils and the teacher

5 minutes

The teacher evaluates pupils’ work in groups.

Pupils evaluate themselves and each other.