Asalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu
We are studying Astronomy this year for Science so naturally came to the fascinating phases of the Moon topic. We have done several lessons so far and here are a couple of ideas that perhaps you would like to incorporate in your home.
The lesson below incorporates Islamic Studies, as the children had to look in their Mushaf to find ayaats mentioning the Moon, reading them out aloud and then discussing their translation. I find that Science is such a brilliant way for the children to connect with the Quran, Alhamdulillah.
The second worksheet involved the children sketching out the different phases and discussing each phase such as gibbous would relate to almost full etc. We watched some videos online whilst doing this too and we plan to keep an eye on the Moon whilst we are out and about and bring some learning to life, insha’Allah.
The next lesson was a hands on Arts lesson, again involving the children become familiar with each phase of the Moon. Using oil pastels, we ended up with some beautiful Art work, Alhamdulillah. You could do this with watercolours too, and it would be equally as beautiful.
I still have a couple of lessons planned, one specifically to do with the miraculous event in the Seerah of when the Moon split which I will upload when ready. You can find the worksheets below. Have a lovely day!
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