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Students use creative tools in the Seesaw app or website to complete classroom activities like "Moon Phases with Emoji"

Andy Leiser

Student Instructions

Moon Phases with Emoji

Tap add to begin the activity. Tap label (shrink keyboard on tablet). Touch and drag the emoji of Earth and phases of the moon to the correct spot on in space. Touch and drag the labels to the correct moon phase. Adjust their size if it helps you make them fit. Tap the drawing tool and add three to five sun-colored arrows showing the direction the light is moving from the sun. Optional (if Teacher requests) Tap record and then tap the to give a tour of your model of the moon phases. Explain what waxing and waning means. Share what a gibbous and crescent moon means. Explain the new, quarter, and full moons. Share how you know what direction the sun’s light is traveling.

3rd Grade, 5th Grade, 4th Grade, Science, STEAM
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

Students will edit this template:

How the sun’s light illuminates the moon depending where it is located around Earth.

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

Feel free to copy and edit this activity to better meet your desired learning outcomes. I purposely left out a sun emoji because of the sun’s size and distance. The emojis do not scale that large and retain their image quality.