Solar Eclipse Teacher Resources
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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.
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!
Investigate the four seasons and discuss weather, length of days, holidays, and various themes relating to each. Your youngsters will plan a class party that honors each of the four seasons. They will then vote on their favorite season. This is a very interactive Xpeditions activity with Internet access required.
Young scholars work together to research the history and culture of countries in Europe. They create an itinerary that highlights the characteristics of the country they are researching. They present their brochure to the class.
Students 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 worksheet, 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 instructional activity, students identify each phase of the moon and explain how solar and lunar eclipses occur. This instructional activity has 5 fill in the blank and 2 short answer questions.
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.
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?
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.
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.
In this hunt for planets worksheet, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students practice detailed reading and study holiday vocabulary. They practice comparatives and superlatives.