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Phases of the Moon – Comprehension Worksheet

  • Updated

    Updated:  25 Oct 2023

Analyse different moon phases and how their visual appearances change over time with this reading comprehension worksheet.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  3 - 5

teaching resource

Phases of the Moon – Comprehension Worksheet

  • Updated

    Updated:  25 Oct 2023

Analyse different moon phases and how their visual appearances change over time with this reading comprehension worksheet.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  3 - 5

Analyse different moon phases and how their visual appearances change over time with this reading comprehension worksheet.

🌙 Phases of the Moon Worksheet

Do your students know the different moon phases? Are they able to determine which phase comes next in the lunar cycle? The moon follows a predictable pattern that is observable from Earth. Teach Starter has created an easy-to-use worksheet that you can use in your science or reading class to help your students understand this topic.

With this reading comprehension worksheet, students will read and learn about the following:

  • The 8 phases of the moon
  • Difference between waxing and waning
  • Eclipses
  • Lunar Calendar

After reading the informational passage, students must complete 10 multiple-choice, true/false and short-answer questions.

An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy! 

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

For students who need a challenge, have them create 3 additional questions to go along with the reading passage.

For students who need extra support, allow them to read the passage with a teacher or a partner to aid in understanding.

🖨️ Easily Download & Print

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. 

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete. 

To save paper, we suggest printing this multi-page worksheet double-sided. 

Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardboard and slipping it into a dry-erase sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them. 


This resource was created by Madison Evans, a Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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