Moon Phases Practice Worksheet


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Using this moon phases worksheet, students practice identifying moon phases in 3 ways:

  • By the picture of the phase
  • By the name of the phase
  • In a diagram with the sun (includes sun on two different sides)


I like to copy these worksheets so that they are reduced and I fit all 4 on the same page!


Great for test prep!


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Uses for this product:

  • Emergency Sub Plans
  • An independent work station in a set of stations
  • Differentiation – Assign this worksheet as reteaching for students who have yet to show mastery.
  • Homework 
  • Creation of Independent Work Packet for students who are not able to be present for direct instruction.
  • Extension activity for early finishers
  • Use as a square on a Choice Board
  • Interactive Notebooks: Print 2 pages in one and cut apart. Glue mini pages into notebooks with room for annotations on the side
  • Interactive Notebooks: Print entire PDF as a mini booklet and add to notebooks using these simple instructions.
  • Assessment either formative or summative. You can provide the answers to this quiz using a QR code or after students have verified that they’ve completed their work.



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NGSS Standards covered by this moon phases worksheet:

MS-ESS1-1 Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons. Examples of models can be physical, graphical, or conceptual.


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