Patterns of the Moon

Duration: 135 minutes

Grade Levels: 3-5

Apply computational thinking skills to identify patterns in the cycle of the moon. Then modify a computer program in Scratch that shows how the moon appears throughout the lunar cycle.

Grade Levels: 3-5

Duration: 135 min

Concepts/Skills: Computational thinking, computer programming, pattern recognition, algorithms, conditionals, moon phases


  • Analyze the moon cycle of a previous month.
  • Use the data patterns to predict the current month’s cycle.
  • Apply conditionals to an algorithm.
  • Modify a Scratch program to demonstrate the current moon cycle.