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Solar Eclipse Unit

Grade Levels
PreK - 1st, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
90 pages
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This easy-to-use and high-interest solar eclipse unit will keep students engaged with exciting activities, writing prompts, adorable crafts, viewer instructions, party ideas, and so much more. This resource is jam-packed with everything you need to celebrate a solar eclipse near your or conduct an in-depth study about them. Due to the scientific nature of this product, the activities will work for a wide range of age groups. I spent months making sure you would have everything you need for this unit.

Looking for an upper grade version??? Click here!

Solar Eclipse Resource by Pencils to Pigtails - Upper Grades (3-6)

To see a FREE video I made before the 2017 Great American eclipse that explains the activities plus additional ideas, go here! (Product has been completely revised to work for ANY solar eclipse.)

Solar Eclipse Product Explanation & Ideas

I designed this resource with Preschool through 2nd grade in mind, although many of the activities and assignments would also work for older students. I've included a variety of differentiated activities, including some simple "tracing & coloring" sheets for those students just starting preschool and kindergarten.

In this resource you will find the following:

  • *Word Wall Cards to guide discussion
  • *Differentiated color versions of class books for older and younger students
  • *Starter prompts for "Create Your Own" class books (2 different versions)
  • *Tracing & Coloring Sheets for beginning Prek & K students
  • * Little Moon Activity (A fun way to demonstrate the alignment of the sun, moon, and earth and to help students understand how the eclipse works.)
  • *Solar Eclipse Craft (Color and Black & White versions)
  • *Tube Viewer Detailed Instructions
  • *Simple Viewer Instructions
  • *Party Ideas
  • *3 versions of a letter to parents - EDITABLE
  • *Masks for students to act out the events of a solar eclipse
  • *Warning Sign - to warn students of the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse
  • *Writing Paper (Prompts to use before & after the eclipse and in different grade levels)
  • *Classroom Photos

I've included samples of each writing assignment that you are able to display for students as needed. (Zero prep for you!) I've also included color and printer friendly black & white versions of the activities.

I hope you enjoy these products and are able to experience and truly celebrate this awesome event! Please take time to leave feedback! I would love to hear if this resource helped you!

You can read about our experience with the Great American Solar Eclipse here:

Pencils to Pigtails Blog - The Great American Solar Eclipse

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Total Pages
90 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.


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