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Students research shadows and how they relate to a lunar eclipse. In this shadows activity, students discuss shadows using an overhead projector. Students work in groups to make shadows on objects and learn vocabulary about vocabulary words. Students research the lunar eclipse and simulate it with a flashlight and two graduated spheres. Students write in their journals about the activity.
Learners learn about and examine lunar and solar eclipses. In this eclipse lesson plan, students learn about lunar and solar eclipses and conduct an experiment to show an eclipse. Learners discuss the safety rules for viewing a solar eclipse, repeat the experiment and read a chapter in The Moon Book.
Learners discover scientific facts about the Moon and how some American Indian Tribes used the moon to measure time. They accomplish this by listening to stories and poetry, writing stories, communicating with an astronaut, performing experiments and utilizing the Internet.
Students discover the moon's phases and the rarity of eclipses. For this lunar lesson, students view a video titled Spin Around the Solar System: A Moon Dance, which demonstrates the key differences between a lunar and solar eclipse. Students utilize the Internet to complete an activity based on the order of the moon's phases.
Sixth graders examine the origin and structure of the universe as it relates to the Earth's place in the cosmos. In this the universe lesson plan, 6th graders analyze patterns that pertain to relative movement, they chart the movements of the sun,moon, and earth and explain the phases of the moon and lunar eclipses.