By Reviewer 1
Love that the kids get to work in teams of two to discover the relative positions of the Earth, Sun and Moon that produce the different phases of the Moon. Its a fun lesson that they will not forget!
By Reviewer 2
This is a solid activity for teaching the lunar phases. Here are a few suggestions to make it even stronger.
1) For safety the instructor should tell the students not to stare directly at the light.
2) This lesson asks students to look up lunar phases in their textbook--textbooks with this may not be available to everyone. The instructor should print an additional resource to provide information on lunar phases.
3) To fully meet the second benchmark the instructor should explicitly explain that this is a model used to teach a complex idea.
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Name of Author/Source: Engineering K-Ph.D. Program, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University