This thematic unit is full of engaging and quality activities in all areas of curriculum to help students develop a strong conceptual understanding of the upcoming solar eclipse. This is such a unique opportunity for all! Get students exited about this upcoming event on August 21st.
Activity 1: Solar Eclipse: Students read an informational passage and then answer questions.
Activity 2: Solar Eclipse Vocabulary: Definitions, word wall cards, and word wall activities.
Activity 3: Modeling a Solar Eclipse: Students use fruit and a flashlight to model how a solar eclipse occurs.
Activity 4: Eclipse Foldable
Activity 5: Solar Eclipse Safety Poster: Students create a poster about the eclipse and safety precautions.
Activity 6: Making a Pin Hole Viewer: Students use a cardboard box to make a simple pinhole viewer.
Activity 7: Eclipse Myths Students read some eclipse myths from several cultures, and then use creativity to write and draw their own.
Activity 8: Elapsed Time: Students use an time table for this year’s eclipse to answer some questions regarding time.
Activity 9: The Path of Totality: Students read a map with the path of the eclipse and answer questions.
Activity 10: Descriptive Writing: After viewing the eclipse, students write a descriptive essay.
Activity 11: Cinquain Poem: Students write a cinquain poem about an eclipse.
Activity 12: Optional Post Test and Grading Rubric
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