Solar Eclipse Teacher Resources
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Total Solar Eclipse, 1 August 2008
NASA telescopes have captured the beauty and mystery of a total solar eclipse. While this video does not have much in the way of dialogue or concept explanation, it does show a sight that some of us (kids included) may never witness. A full solar eclipse in silence, as it happens in real time, exposing the corona, solar flairs, prominences, and darkness.
6 mins 3rd - 8th Science
What's happening to the Sun? A Solar Eclipse
Students explore the concept of a solar eclipse. In this solar eclipse instructional activity students research what a solar eclipse is after reading the book entitled Someone is Eating the Sun. Students then use the program Second Life to explore a solar eclipse and record their observations.
5th - 6th Science
Why Are Solar Eclipses Only Visible in Some Places?
Why can't we see a solar eclipse in California when they can see it in New York? Ask a scientist and discover how solar eclipses are like shadows that can only be seen if you are very near or directly under them. After viewing this video, why not conduct an inquiry activity where students play with lights, balls, and shadows to create a total eclipse of their own?
2 mins 3rd - 8th Science
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.
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Last Total Solar Eclipse...Ever!
For this total solar eclipse worksheet, learners 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.
8th - 10th Math
Total Solar Eclipse: August 11, 1999
For 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.
4th - 5th English Language Arts
Total Solar Eclipse - China 2008
A sight most learners will never experience, a total eclipse of the sun, in China. An interesting clip that shows just how amazing our sun is. Several questions are raised with the narrators observations. Why did the temperature drop, why did the wind pick up, and what would life be like without the brilliance of the sun?
3 mins 3rd - 8th Science
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.
5th - 6th Science