Solar Eclipse Teacher Resources
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The Last Total Solar Eclipse...Ever!
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.
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.
Making a Solar Eclipse Book: The Sun and Moon During a Solar Eclipse
Students 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.
A Rare, Spectacular Total Eclipse of the Sun
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 on the sun will shine when you include this video clip!
Learners 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.
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.
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.
When Day Turns to Night ... 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.
Solar Eclipse Presentation
In this solar eclipse worksheet, students fill in the blanks with terms about the sun and its characteristics and the process of a solar eclipse.
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: 3D Eclipse
In this eclipse worksheet, students complete a hands on activity where they simulate an eclipse and answer short answer questions about it. Students complete 19 questions.
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.
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.
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.
Eclipse: An Introduction
Students write journal entries about eclipses with a focus on solar eclipses.
How Distant is the Moon?--2
High schoolers 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.
Responding to Differences of Opinion and Culture
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.
Telling Time By The Light Of The Moon
Jr. high learners explore the concept of Elongation. They analyze the phases of the moon and position of the sun in order to create a flip book. They will then use their books to determine the local time using the sun and moon. Excellent!