Materials List: Lunar Lollipops:
Reproducing the Moon Phases

  • a large hanging lightbulb or a lamp without a shade; this works especially well with a high-wattage bulb, 75 watts or higher; for small classes, have students cluster around one lamp; for large classes, have several lamps with 3-4 teams around each lamp
  • Styrofoam ball or other spherical object such as fruit that is ~3-4 inches in diameter, one per team
  • sharpened pencil, one per team
  • plenty of room for students to move around
  • pencils, to fill in the worksheets
  • Moon-Earth-Sun Positions Worksheet, one per student