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What Will Happen During the Solar Eclipse?

For Students K - 6th
Where will you be during the August 21st solar eclipse? Join Squeeks and Jessi as they explain how a solar eclipse works, where to see a full or partial eclipse in the US, and safety precautions to take while viewing the total solar...
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Total Solar Eclipse, 1 August 2008

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
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...
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Phases of a Total Solar Eclipse

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Prepare to be amazed! An activity from PBS's Space series introduces interested astronomers to the wonders of a total solar eclipse. After viewing recorded reactions to the eclipse in 2017, individuals explore what happens during each...
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Total Solar Eclipse Animation

For Students 3rd - 12th Standards
Don't leave your class in the dark about the solar eclipse! Show a short animation of what occurs during a total solar eclipse. The narrator describes each step in simple terms, allowing pupils to gain insight into the event.
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Why Are Solar Eclipses Only Visible in Some Places?

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
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...
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2015's Solar Eclipse

For Students Pre-K - 5th Standards
In addition to celebrating the anticipation of 2015's solar eclipse, the host, Jessi, examines what the phenomena is and why it occurs in a brief yet informative video.
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Solar Eclipse

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this solar eclipse worksheet, students solve seven problems about solar eclipses after making a model following five steps. They determine the different orbits for satellites, they determine the lengths of Earth's shadow and they find...
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Solar Eclipse

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A passage about solar eclipses provides readers with an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to identify the main idea and supporting ideas in an article.
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Getting Ready for the All American Eclipse!

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Give your pupils a front row seat at the biggest light show in the sky this year! In addition to admiring the total solar eclipse, young astronomers can explain the phenomenon with a little help from an inquiry-based lesson plan. The...
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Solar Eclipse

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Learners take on the role of astronomers, calculating conditions necessary for a total solar eclipse. Concepts of similar triangles and properties of circles come together as pupils create ratios and use real measurements in determining...
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The Last Total Solar Eclipse...Ever!

For Students 8th - 10th
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...
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Eclipse 2017

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In 2017, parts of the continental United States experienced a total solar eclipse which hadn't happened since 1979. The video focuses on the view of the eclipse from Oregon. It shows the eclipse happening and the reactions of the many...
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Making a Solar Eclipse Book: The Sun and Moon During a Solar Eclipse

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students make book covers displaying the Sun during a solar eclipse and a labeled illustration of the Sun.
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Solar Eclipse: What does it look Like?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
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.
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Total Solar Eclipse: August 11, 1999

For Students 4th - 5th
In 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...
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What's the Difference Between a Solar and Lunar Eclipse?

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Two total solar eclipses happen every year, yet the same part of the earth sees a total solar eclipse only once every 375 years. The video explains the difference between solar and lunar eclipses. It offers tips for remembering which is...
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Create Dynamic Art Using the Eclipse!

For Students K - 12th
What happens to light as it passes through a hole? This is the main question centered around the designing of a solar eclipse dynamic art piece that uses a solar eclipse and paper to create a pinhole projection of the art.
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What Are Eclipses? Solar Eclipse and Lunar Eclipse

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Take a tour of one of the most dramatic astronomical events! The Socratica Astronomy series presents a lesson on the similarities and differences of solar and lunar eclipses. The narrator shows the physical arrangement that produces each...
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The Moon's Shadow During the 2017 Eclipse

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Talk about an amazing view! A fascinating resource from a larger series exploring space boasts not one, but four different views of the total solar eclipse of 2017. Pupils read a short passage that describes each of the views, then...
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Solar Eclipse

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students demonstrate the revolution of the moon around the earth and the effect of its direct alignment in between the earth and the sun.
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Total Solar Eclipse - China 2008

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
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,...
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Getting Ready for the Eclipse!

For Students K - 6th
Get a grip on this year's eclipse and understand why some places around the world see it differently or not at all.
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The "All American" Eclipse Guide

For Students 3rd - 12th
Are you ready for the biggest astronomical event of the year? More importantly ... are you ready to share it with your scholars? Use a presentation filled with facts and diagrams to make sure everyone in class understands the importance...
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Eclipses

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
In the distant future, the moon will be so far away that there will no longer be any total eclipses. The video explains both lunar and solar eclipses, the moon's orbit, and the size of Earth and the moon. It highlights new vocabulary...

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