Lunar Eclipse Teacher Resources
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Who Turned Out the Lights?
Young scholars use the internet to gather information about eclipses. They compare and contrast the differnet types of eclipses and describe what happens during them. They discover how to view them safely as well.
Young scholars design and build an ideal lunar settlement. For this astronomy lesson, students identify the key features of the moon. They compare its environmental condition with the Earth's.
Eclipse: Using a Classroom Model to Explore the Moon's Shadow
Students manipulate and observe a 3-D model which simulates the activity of the Sun, Earth and Moon during a solar eclipse.
Students explore the major constellations. After reviewing the Earth's basic motions and their significance, students discuss the moon's orbit and revolutions. Using a Digitarium Alpha portable planetarium projector, they observe at least four major constellations and their location in the sky at various times and dates. Students predict the phases of the moon and examine a lunar or solar eclipse.
What's Happening With the Moon?
Young scholars review the process of scientific inquiry. Using this information, they identify the patterns and cycles of the moon as it revolves around the Earth. In groups, they model the phases of the moon from the Earth and Sun's perspective.
Once in a Blue Moon
Third graders identify the phases of the moon. They use technology to access websites on the Internet dealing with the moon.
My Place In Space
The purpose of this unit is for students to make the rich set of connections between astronomy and the rest of science and technology, language arts, cultural studies (social studies), math, art, and music.
Students demonstrate the revolution of the moon around the earth and the effect of its direct alignment in between the earth and the sun.
Solar Eclipse: What does it look Like?
Learners explore the internet world of Second Life and explore how a solar eclipse is formed. In this solar eclipse lesson plan, students answer short answer questions and present their findings.
Students learn about the phases of the moon. In this moon phases lesson, students learn about what causes the moon to look different to us everyday and how the Earth and Sun's position determine what phase the moon is in.
Our Solar System
In this solar system learning exercise, students read about the planets, asteroids, meteoroids, comets, and the moon. Then students complete 25 multiple choice, 4 true or false, and 3 short answer questions.
Earth's Revolution and Rotation
Eighth graders investigate the regular motions of the sun, Earth and the moon and explain how these are related to days, years, seasons, eclipses, tides and moon cycles. They participate in an exercise where they explore the similarities and differences of these predictable motions.
Earth's Revolution and Rotation
Eighth graders study the motions of the sun, Earth and moon. In this Earth's rotation lesson students explain how these are related to the days, years, seasons, eclipses, tides and moon cycles.
It's Just a Phase
Students describe the phases of the moon and play a game with moon phase cards.
It's Just a Phase
Sixth graders are introduced to the correct terminology for the phases of the moon and arrange picture cards in the correct order. They use flashlights and Styrofoam balls to illustrate the phases of the moon. They write science journal entries.
Wax On, Wane Off
Students investigate the cycles of the moon through an in class experiment. In this lunar lesson, students utilize a tennis ball and their own head to simulate the moon and Earth and create moon phases by observing the tennis ball from different angles. Students create a simulation of the sun as well, using flashlights in a dark cardboard box while bouncing light off of a Styrofoam ball.
The Earth, Sun Mood and Stars Unit (Planets too!)
Fifth graders prepare five activities to do then show their energy saving skills. For this investigative lesson students create five projects then participate in an energy saving demonstration.
The Phases of the Moon
Students observe the questions, "Why do we say there is a man on the moon?, What do you think of when you hear "the moon is made of cheese"?, What is meant, to you, by the expression "Once in a blue moon"? and a comic of Snoopy typing, "It was a dark and moonless night" and in small groups discuss what these phrases have in common and formulate answers.
In this astronomy test, students answer 50 true/false and multiple choice questions about the relationships of the earth, moon, and sun. The test also includes questions about the solar system, galaxies, and the universe. An answer key is included.
Phases of the Moon
High schoolers determine the phases of the moon. They observe experiments to formulate explanations for moon phases. Students identify waxing crescent, waning gibbous, and the causes of the phases.