One of the COOLEST phenomena in space – ECLIPSES. This activity and graphic organizer simplifies the complex features of both solar and lunar eclipses. Loaded with COLORFUL images and graphics, this activity addresses complex vocabulary words such as: umbra, penumbra, and antumbra. Check out the preview!!! The geometric nature of both solar and lunar eclipses is presented multiple ways pedagogically to facilitate a true conceptual understanding of astronomical processes. Kids LOVE IT!
Eclipses featured in this activity include: Total solar, partial solar, time lapse solar, total lunar, partial lunar, and time lapse lunar. As a bonus, the United States total solar eclipses of 2017 and 2024 are addressed.
A guaranteed hit all around!
A great addition to your astronomy teaching library. Cut and paste or Velcro and laminate.
Answer key provided.
Cut and paste or Velcro and laminate for special education applications and alternative assessments.
Within the classroom, this activity has been consistently very successful and acclaimed by students in grades 5th – 9th within multiple types of schools - public, private, and charter.
This work has also been shared at workshops, in-services, and conferences.
Great feedback from parents, teachers, administrators, and curriculum field professionals.
Applicable to many state science assessments and benchmarks.
Has been applied to state mandated North Carolina end of year tests for science in grades 5 and 8.
Even used by teachers in New York State as a preparation for the Earth Science Grade 9 Regents Exam.
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*Activity designed, completed, and submitted at private residence/educational resource center*
Geo Leo and Meteo Mike
“The Tar Heel Tandem”
“Southern Science Specialists”