Grade 5 Science Module: Phases of the Moon: Its Characteristics

This Self-Learning Module (SLM) is prepared so that you, our dear learners, can continue your studies and learn while at home. Activities, questions, directions, exercises, and discussions are carefully stated for you to understand each lesson.

Each SLM is composed of different parts. Each part shall guide you step-by-step as you discover and understand the lesson prepared for you.

Pre-tests are provided to measure your prior knowledge on lessons in each SLM. This will tell you if you need to proceed on completing this module or if you need to ask your facilitator or your teacher’s assistance for better understanding of the lesson. At the end of each module, you need to answer the post-test to self-check your learning. Answer keys are provided for each activity and test. We trust that you will be honest in using these.

Please use this module with care. Do not put unnecessary marks on any part of this SLM. Use a separate sheet of paper in answering the exercises and tests. And read the instructions carefully before performing each task.

In this module you will learn about the different phases of the moon and its characteristics. This is designed and developed to provide the learning that you need to know and to give you ample opportunities to enrich your knowledge in Science that includes studying the Phases of the Moon: Its Characteristics.

The scope of this module permits it to be used in many different learning situations. The language used recognizes the diverse vocabulary level of students. The lessons are arranged to follow the standard sequence of the course. But the order in which you read them can be changed to correspond with the textbook you are now using.

This module will help you infer the pattern in the changes of the appearance of the moon.

The module is divided into two lessons, namely:

  • Lesson 1 – Phases of the Moon and its characteristics
  • Lesson 2 – Beliefs and practices with the phases of the moon

After going through this module, you should be able to infer the pattern in the changes of the appearance of the moon. Specifically, you shall:

1. identify the different phases of the moon and its characteristics;

2. describe the different phases of the moon; and

3. evaluate superstitious beliefs and practices associated with the different phases of the moon.

Grade 5 Science Quarter 4 Self-Learning Module: Phases of the Moon: Its Characteristics


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