Solar Eclipse Teacher Resources
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Wax On, Wane Off
Students investigate the cycles of the moon through an in class experiment. In this lunar instructional activity, students utilize a tennis ball and their own head to simulate the moon and Earth and create moon phases by observing the tennis ball from different angles. Students create a simulation of the sun as well, using flashlights in a dark cardboard box while bouncing light off of a Styrofoam ball.
Famous Person: Benjamin Banneker
Students explain the main events in Benjamin Banneker's life and his contributions to society. They gain an appreciation for Benjamin Banneker's inventive ability to reproduce a clock as well as his determination in teaching himself astronomy.
Multicultural Sun, Moon, and Star Activities
Students research the multicultural stories and artistic representations of the Sun, Moon, and stars. In this multicultural space lesson, students discuss the symbols and stories for the sun in various cultures. Students construct a stained glass Sun symbol and design symbols of their own. Students write their own legends. Students read the folktale How Coyote Arranged the Night Sky and assemble a story box for the story.
Responding to Societal Problems
Learners investigate society by completing worksheets and taking a quiz. In this sociology activity, students read assigned texts and answer worksheet questions about everything from drugs in our community to religion in the United States. Learners compare their work to an answer key and take a quiz at the end of the activity.
Albert Einstein: How I See the World
Students examine why Einstein rescinded his German citizenship when he was a teenager. They examine what aspects of German life did Einstein disagree with in his early years.
Popol Vuh and Food Chains
Fourth graders retell Popol Vuh story in sequence, making parallels between Popol Vuh and food chain, demonstrate intermediate skill in use of basic tools and artmaking process while using Codex to communicate ideas from story, perform improvisational theatrical game, and create machine that shows how food chain works. Four lessons on one page.
In this moon worksheet, students review the different phases of the moon and differences between a lunar and solar eclipse. This worksheet has 13 fill in the blank and 5 true or false questions.
I Want to Believe: Astrologers and Sceptics in King Lear
Students examine two conflicting writings on solar eclipse that occurred on Black Monday and discuss them in the context of Shakespeare's King Lear. In this Shakespeare lesson, students discuss astrology and read the speeches made in Act 1 of King Lear. Students discuss their views and read about Black Monday. Students discuss whether the characters believed in astrology and predict what happens to both characters as the plot develops.
Students explore properties of tangent lines. In this properties of tangent lines lesson plan, students discuss the perpendicular relationship between a tangent line on a circle and the circle's radius. Students use that relationship to determine unknown distances.
Quiz Cards for Kids
In this trivia worksheet, 4th graders answer 62 trivia-style questions on small cards (22 to a page, ready to be cut out) covering all topics, with answers printed upside down on each card.
In this moon worksheet, learners fill in the different phases on the moon on a diagram and label each phase. Students compare a solar and lunar eclipse. This worksheet has 2 fill in the blank and 3 short answer questions.
Tides, Eclipses, Day and Night, and Seasons
In this earth science worksheet, students use the clues given at the bottom of the sheet to complete the crossword puzzle on tides, eclipses, day and night, and the seasons of the year. There are 17 clues to solve in the puzzle.
Solar Empire, Episode 3-"Heavens Above" Guiding Viewing Activity
In this guided viewing worksheet, students answer a set of 33 questions while viewing the film, "Heavens Above." The movie is episode 3 of the Solar empire series.
Wax On, Wane Off
Young scholars explore the Earth's only natural sattelite, the moon. They view a demonstration using tennis balls of the waxing crescent moon, waxing gibbous moon and a lunar eclipse.
Comprehension Lifters: Space
In this space vocabulary worksheet, students learn information about Saturn and a comet by reading the information. Students fill in the missing letters to complete the words and enhance their reading comprehension and literacy skills.
3rd Rock from the Sun's Baby Rock
Seventh graders have a chance to actively see each phase of the moon and make connections to what they see in the sky when you show how the moon goes through each of the phases.
How Can the Little Moon Hide the Giant Sun? Exploring Size and Distance
Students compare two objects at different distances. They explore the concept that distance affects how we perceive the size of objects.
The Moon is made of Cheese
Eighth graders explore the reasons why they believe scientific ideas are true. They think critically rather than accept everything they are told without question.
Exploring Oral Traditions
Eighth graders develop collaborative work skills through small group interactions. They create an oral folktale that describes a natural phenomenon (rain, thunder etc.) They use 1 metaphor and 1 simile in their oral fable.
Yearly Place Based theme
High schoolers are awaken to their surroundings. They gain a greater access of how their city was formed. Students assess the human impact on the land. They comprehend the cultural diversity of the city.