Lesson Plan Title : Harvest Moon

Age Range: Grade 9 through grade 12 (High School)

Overview and Purpose: In this lesson, students combine science and art. They first research the harvest moon and then draw a picture of it using pastels.

Objective: The student will be able to

*research the harvest moon.

*create a picture of the harvest moon and its meaning by using pastels.


Internet access for all the students

Blank paper



Have students research the term, harvest moon. When they are confident they know what it is, have them use pastels to draw a picture that tells about it. When everyone is finished, have them share their pictures with the class.

Wrap Up:

This lesson could be modified for students who struggle in art. Give them the option to copy a picture that shows a harvest moon instead of having to create a picture from scratch.