Solar Eclipse Teacher Resources
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Student Exploration: Eclipse
In this earthquake exploration worksheet, students complete 3 prior knowledge questions, then use "Eclipse Gizmo" to conduct several activities, completing short answer questions when finished.
Learners explore light and shadow and discover that the sun is the primary source of light. they explore the aspects of light and that the size and shape of a shadow depends on the proximity of the light source and create a sundial.
In this moon phase instructional activity, students are given a "moon pop" and they make a diagram of the moon's phases using the "moon pop" as a guide. They answer questions about the phases of the moon and solar and lunar eclipses.
In this moon worksheet, students identify each phase of the moon and explain how solar and lunar eclipses occur. This worksheet has 5 fill in the blank and 2 short answer questions.
Revolutions in the Arts: 1800s
The 1800s were a time of great change in the worlds of art, literature, and music. This presentation covers major works and artists that exemplify the Romantic, Realist, and Impressionist movements. Why not make this presentation a multimedia experience and play a little Schuman during your lecture?
Oreo Moon Phases.
A guide to recreating all the phases of the moon out of Oreo cookies with varying amounts of cream filling. Although a simple activity, there are more involved questions requiring moon cycle and phase comprehension and leading on to eclipse information.
In this space and phonics worksheet, students complete six sentences about the planets with words from the word bank and a list of /tch/ ending words. Students then complete a space-themed page about contractions.
Alike and Different: The Middle East and the United States
Students compare maps of the Middle East using National Geographic's Hot Spot: Iraq, and a map of their own region, looking for similar features. They fill in and label their own blank outline maps of the Middle East and the United States.
A Visit to the Land Down Under
Students examine the landscapes and people of Australia through an interactive program. They virtually visit major cities and places in the country. They examine the wildlife and plants as well.
Black History Month - Past to Present
Students complete a unit on Black History Month. They explore various websites, develop a timeline of Dr. King's life, create a travel brochure for the King Center, design a commercial starring Jesse Owens, design a baseball card for Jackie Robinson, and create a poster illustrating an African American woman's accomplishments.
Kepler-The Hunt for Earth-like Planets
In this hunt for planets learning exercise, students read about the Kepler satellite used to detect exoplanets. Students solve 6 problems including drawing a sun disk and determining the scale in kilometers/millimeter, finding the area of the Sun disk and determining the area of Earth and Jupiter.
Annie John Quiz
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Jamaica Kincaid's Annie John. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Online interactive quizzes are great for promoting self-driven learning. This one contains 23 multiple choice questions about presocratic philosophers. Scholars may submit their answers to be scored. Note: This philosophy quiz may be better suited toward college students.
Solar and Lunar Eclipses
Students examine eclipses. In this eclipse lesson, students investigate solar and lunar eclipses. Students complete a WebQuest and write a descriptive summary of eclipses. Lesson references a WebQuest, but does not include a link.
For this eclipses worksheet, students read about solar and lunar eclipses to complete 8 short answer questions comparing the two types of eclipses.
Exploring the Dynamic Nature of the Sun
Students compare and contrast images of the sun taken at different times and viewed at different scales. They record their observations in a journal and create a graphic organizer to help analyze their observations.
20 Dream Holidays for the 21st Century
Students practice detailed reading and study holiday vocabulary. They practice comparatives and superlatives.
Solar Flip Book
Students view and discuss various images of solar events. They research and create a flip book demonstrating the progression of two solar events, and write a poem describing their chosen solar event.
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.