Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Planning and Conducting a Moon Investigation - Section 5: Closing (Prepare for Landing)

 

I ran into two pacing issues.  As I'd originally anticipated, this did indeed take two lesson periods.  Then, throughout the second lesson period, recording the moon phases was simply taking too long in many groups.  When we came back to the rug, we started with a full moon on the website and counted aloud together as I clicked to advance the date.  In this way, even if students had not completed their recording, they were still able to answer the guiding question, "How many days does it take for the moon to go through its phases?"  

I also realized after Day 1 that two of the graphic organizers did not have 28 slots.  So, I printed extra copies and as students needed a second page, they could grab one from our central table.

 

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Planning and Conducting a Moon Investigation

Unit 3: Space: Patterns in the Sky
Lesson 8 of 16

Objective: SWBAT conduct an investigation to answer a question.

Big Idea: How long does it take for the moon to go through a set of phases? More importantly, what does it look like when first graders plan an investigation? Here, students will *plan* and *conduct* an investigation of the moon's phases.

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