Lunar Eclipse Teacher Resources
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I'm Being Followed By a Moonshadow
Students explore solar and lunar eclipses and how the sun, Earth, and moon cause them.
Where Is the Moon?
Students simulate location of Earth, moon, and sun, in relationship to each other, during a lunar eclipse and a solar eclipse.
Students identify the Earth-Moon relationship and the phases of the Moon. They participate in an activity that illustrates why the Moon has so many different looks within a lunar cycle. They discuss solar and lunar eclipses.
Solar and Lunar Eclipses
Students examine eclipses. In this eclipse lesson, students investigate solar and lunar eclipses. Students complete a WebQuest and write a descriptive summary of eclipses. Lesson references a WebQuest, but does not include a link.
In this lunar eclipse instructional activity, students observe a lunar eclipse over a three hour period and draw their observations. They answer five questions about the information they gathered and write conclusions about their observations.
Predicting Lunar Eclipses
Students explore lunar eclipses and discover how to predict an eclipse the same way that ancient people did. They examine dates of recorded eclipses and find a pattern. Students apply an algorithm to the pattern.
Space: The Final Frontier
Sixth graders construct a graph to demonstration information that they've learned about the solary system. They also write or illustrate a sonar or lunar eclipse.
Science - Lesson 42 - Astronomy
Third graders demonstrate the position of the Earth, Moon, and Sun in a solar and lunar eclipse. They list uses for manmade satellites and write a description of how a satellite would be use.
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.
The Lunar Cycle
Students identify the phases of the Moon. They determine when the moon is visible using video, research and observational skills. Students conduct experiments, create moon journals and use balls to model the Earth and Sun and Moon system.
Student Exploration: 2D Eclipse
In this earthquake exploration worksheet, students complete 2 prior knowledge questions, then use "2D Eclipse Gizmo" to conduct several activities, completing short answer questions when finished.
Student Exploration: Eclipse
In this earthquake exploration worksheet, students complete 3 prior knowledge questions, then use "Eclipse Gizmo" to conduct several activities, completing short answer questions when finished.
Clip the Face
Students 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. Students utilize the Internet to complete an activity based on the order of the moon's phases.
In this moon phase instructional activity, students are given a "moon pop" and they make a diagram of the moon's phases using the "moon pop" as a guide. They answer questions about the phases of the moon and solar and lunar eclipses.
For this eclipses worksheet, students read about solar and lunar eclipses to complete 8 short answer questions comparing the two types of eclipses.
In this eclipses worksheet, students will compare diagrams of a total solar eclipse with a total lunar eclipse. Students will complete 6 short answer questions based on these diagrams.
The Virtual Eclipse
Learners explore Second Life's virtual world and look at footage of a solar eclipse. In this solar eclipse lesson plan, students answer short answer questions about the solar eclipse.
The Lunar Cycle
Students examine the different moon phases and when it can be visible. In this investigative lesson students study the moon phases and fill out a worksheet.
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, 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.
How Distant Is The Moon?
High schoolers discover how Aristarchus, a Greek astronomer around 230 BC, used a simple observation of the eclipse of the Moon, plus clever reasoning, to deduce the distance of the Moon. They practice the same calculation technique.