2. Birthday Moons
Take your lesson on the phases of the moon one step further with a personalized activity for your students. Using sources such as Space Academy or Moon Phases, have students find out what the moon will look like on their birthday this year and record it with a drawing. Then, have the pupils research what the moon looked like in previous years. Have a classroom discussion on why the moon looks different each year even though it is the same day of the year.