Begin your school year by preparing your students for one of the greatest events of the century! Whether you will be viewing a total or partial eclipse of the sun, this product will give students the background knowledge necessary to fully understand and enjoy this rare scientific phenomenon!
This unit can enhance your students' solar eclipse experience in many ways! Choose as many or few pages as you need.. All students can complete the same activities, or differentiate by giving students different activities! Parts of this product can be used in cooperative groups!
Inside you will find:
Scientific Journal Cover Page
Food for My Scientific Brain (informational text on solar eclipses)
Diagram of a Solar Eclipse
An Amazing Coincidence - Why We Have Total Eclipses
Be Prepared - Safety and Knowing When to Look
What Will I See - Stages of a Total and Partial Eclipse
Map of Path of Totality
My Scientific Ah, Ha Moments
Cause and Effect Recording Graphic Organizer
Let Me Show What I Know (Quiz with fill in the blank and one constructed response)
Vocabulary Graphic Organizer - 8 Words
Connecting Our Lives to Science - Graphic Organizer
Letter from a Student Scientist Writing Activity
3, 2, 1 Reflection Activity (3 facts that surprised me, 2 questions I still have, 1 topic I want to know more about)
My Drawing of a Solar Eclipse Activity
Numbers, Numbers, Numbers Recording Activity
Writing About Science: Writing Prompt Activity
Sketching Science Activity Page - Drawing What You Observed
Solar Eclipse Fun Facts
Enjoy This Shared Science Experience With Your Students!