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This two lesson mini-unit is a lot more valuable than just two lesson plans. It includes a 40 slide animated power point that is sure to get your students more interested about space and help them visualize what causes all types of both solar and lunar eclipses.
Here is a breakdown of what each lesson includes:
Lesson 1: Lunar Eclipse
-17 PPT slides with great animations showing what causes a lunar eclipse and why there are three different types of lunar eclipses: penumbral, partial, and total eclipse
-Lunar Eclipse student learning map for vocabulary acquisition
-Printable Lesson Plan (5 E format)
-Lunar and Solar Eclipse diagram handout
-Triple Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting the three different types of lunar eclipses.
Lesson 2: Solar Eclipse
-23 PPT slides with excellent animations showing what causes the four types of solar eclipses: partial, total, annular and hybrid eclipse
-Solar Eclipse student learning map for vocabulary acquisition
-Printable Lesson Plan (5 E Format)
-Solar Eclipse illustration map for each type of solar eclipse
-Eclipses Review worksheet/center activity printable
-Persuasive Writing Prompt about a trip to the moon
Day 3: Mini-Unit Assessment
-The Solar and Lunar Eclipse Assessment is an 18 question quiz that will test your students' knowledge in regards to lunar and solar eclipses.
You and your students will love this two lesson mini-unit and power point about lunar and solar eclipses!