Visual Literacy in Earth Science: Phases of the Moonby: Jo Anne Vasquez, Michael W. Comer, and Frankie Troutman

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Chapters 6, 7, and 8 are practice chapters. Each chapter provides the appropriate content standards for grades K-4 and 5-8 and several partial lessons and each follows the same format but addresses a different content area. This chapter addresses Earth science, focusing on the phases of the Moon. Once you have practiced with your newly acquired methods of teaching visual literacy skills, you will begin to integrate those methods into your science lessons.

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  • on Thu May 03, 2012 11:12 AM

Excellent suggestions for students in grades k to 4 to help guide them to view moon phases and illustrations and diagrams to develop understanding of why we see moon phases. More information for upper grades would be useful regarding why we see the full moon and not a lunar eclipse each month. TheFigure 7.3 Synthetic Diagram of the Moon's Orbit can not show orbital inclination of the lunar orbit. Might be good to include this in student model building instructions. This points to limitation of 2 D diagrams.

Arlene Jurewicz Leighton
Arlene Jurewicz Leighton

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