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In this total solar eclipse worksheet, students solve 7 problems about the angular size of the moon, the distance the sun and moon should be to match in diameter, the number of years it will take for the moon to be at a certain distance from the Earth and when the last total solar eclipse will be.
Students 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.
Learners make book covers displaying the Sun during a solar eclipse and a labeled illustration of the Sun.
Sixth graders explore the stages of a solar eclipse as a result of the rotation and revolution of the Earth. The myths that evolved through a variety of cultures about this event are also examined.
Students study physical science. In this eclipse lesson, students discover why solar eclipses happen. They work in small groups to read an article and explore a website to gain information before creating a power point. This lesson includes resource links, vocabulary, assessment questions, and follow-up activities.
According to some ancient Mesopotamians, "The sun was put to shame" during a 14th century total solar eclipse. How can the moon, which is 400 times smaller than the sun, completely cover it? This video demonstrates the answer graphically. Also explained are several historic events that happened during a total solar eclipse. Viewers will look forward to August 21, 2017 when another of these spectacular events will occur! Your lesson plan on the sun will shine when you include this video clip!
Students simulate location of Earth, moon, and sun, in relationship to each other, during a lunar eclipse and a solar eclipse.
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 causes of the phases of an eclipse and become familiar with the hazards of this event. The event once caused fear. the health hazards are researched and discussed.
Students demonstrate the revolution of the moon around the earth and the effect of its direct alignment in between the earth and the sun.
In this writing prompt worksheet, students learn about the date August 11, 1999 when the last total solar eclipse of the millennium crossed through many countries. Students then use pictures and words to create a diagram that explains the solar eclipse.
For this solar eclipse worksheet, learners fill in the blanks with terms about the sun and its characteristics and the process of a solar eclipse.
Explore the seasons. Why do we have different seasons? How do you know when you've transitioned into a new season? Learners visit a website (included) to find out why the seasons occur. They reinforce their understanding of the seasons by playing a fun game, and then they bring their knowledge to the class for a group discussion. An extension activity is included. 
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.
In this eclipse activity, students complete a hands on activity where they simulate an eclipse and answer short answer questions about it. Students complete 19 questions.
For 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.
Third graders identify the phases of the moon. They use technology to access websites on the Internet dealing with the moon.
In this space science worksheet, students identify and name which gases make up the sun and the name of the part of the sun that we can see from Earth. Then they describe a solar eclipse and draw a diagram illustrating what happens during one.
Young scholars write journal entries about eclipses with a focus on solar eclipses.
Students examine total eclipses of the Sun and their limited regions of totality. They explain that this limited view occurs because the Moon is close enough to us for different points on Earth to view it differently.

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