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Students research shadows and how they relate to a lunar eclipse. In this shadows lesson, 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.
Middle schoolers discover the moon's phases and the rarity of eclipses. In 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. Middle schoolers utilize the Internet to complete an activity based on the order of the moon's phases.
Students research space science by conducting an in-class experiment. In this eclipse lesson, students identify and illustrate what happens during both a solar and lunar eclipse. Students utilize light bulbs, poster paper, styrofoam balls and coloring utensils to conduct an eclipse demonstration prior to creating a presentation poster.