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For 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.
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.
Students study physical science. For 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 activity on the sun will shine when you include this video clip!
Geared toward middle school learners, this 36-page series of exercises includes deducing definitions from context, sequencing, making inferences and predictions, scanning, reading non-verbal materials, and more! It is well constructed, includes answer keys by section, and expresses the overall message of acceptance of differences and diversity. This resource could be used incrementally or for approximately one week of class. Note: There is a Bible quote on the first page that you may choose to alter before distribution.