P3/4 had lots of fun learning about the different phases of the moon using Oreo cookies. The children worked cooperatively with a partner using the Oreos to represent the moon and to show how its appearance changes as it orbits the Earth.
Oreo Moon Phases with P3/4 on PhotoPeach
We are currently learning and exploring the Curriculum for Excellence outcome:
By safely observing and recording the sun and moon at various times, I can describe their patterns of movement and changes over time. I can relate these to the length of a day, a month and a year. SCN 1-06a
We also know that the moon is called the Earth’s Lunar Satellite because of the way in which it moves around the Earth. It is not a planet and it does not shine. Instead it reflects the light from the sun.