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How Are Moon Phases and Tides Related?: A Graphical Model
Students will complete a data table using authentic tide predictions from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Next, students will use their data table to create a line graph that will show the relationship between the tidal range and moon phases. Lastly, students will analyze their graph to explain how the occurrence of ocean tides is related to the moon's phases. This lesson results from a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and ASTA.
Eclipses: Solar vs. Lunar
In this interdisciplinary lesson about solar and lunar eclipses, students will model and determine the difference between the two eclipses. It involves components of the Sun- Earth- Moon system with NASA resources, hands-on inquiry, and observational data. This lesson results from a collaboration between the Alabama State Departments of Education and ASTA.
In this interdisciplinary lesson about the moon phases, students track the phases of the moon across the sky. The lesson involves components of the Sun- Earth- Moon system, English Language Arts and Science. This lesson will involve NASA resources, hands-on inquiry and observational data. This lesson was created as part of the 2016 NASA STEM Standards of Practice Project, a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.