This was a favorite with our readers, so I wanted to share it again for a little summer fun & learning. Enjoy the Oreo Moon Phases science experiment for kids.
Oreos are over 100 years old.
Actually, I missed their birthday on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. But, it’s better late than never. On March 6, 1912 the first Oreo was sold.
To celebrate Oreo’s birthday, I’m sharing a fun homeschool activity that I learned at Texas A&M. My girls & I attended a science day and this was one of the activities.
Enjoy the activity & some Oreos!
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Oreo Moon Phases – Homeschool Activity
You may need more than 8 Oreos if they crack on you.
Depending on the age of your child, let them use a Sharpie to label each phase on the paper plate.
Be very careful as you separate your Oreos. I had a few crack, so I had to eat them. Gosh!
The full moon & new moon are already done when you pull apart your Oreo.
It may take practice, but each child needs to scrape off the filling to create 2 crescent moons, 2 half moons and 2 ginnous moons.
Using the labels you already wrote on the plate, place the Oreos in their correct place.
Be sure to talk with your kids about the moon.
Does it shine light or reflect light?
Why does the moon look different throughout the month?
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It includes several youtube videos to teach & remember the moon phases, as well as questions to discuss with your kids. We also have a 1 paragraph writing assignment in this guide. Simply enter your first name & primary email below and we will send it to you … for FREE!
For more science type activities, grab the entire STEM Bundle (expires on May 22, 2019) or Build Your Own Bundle with all the nature studies resources. Click here or the image to get started and save up to 90% on your homeschool curriculum for next year. One of my personal favorites that will help in addition to the Oreo Moon Phases is Night Sky.
Question: What fun summer activities are you doing with your kids? You can leave a comment by clicking here.