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Sun-Earth Day Presents: Eclipse, In a Different Light

ECLIPSE LESSON PLANS

An Invitation to the Stars
You are invited to travel to the edges of our galaxy, to visit planets and stars and other galaxies beyond. This is not science fiction, it is a real invitation. With just a few tips, you can visit space on your own or with friends.
Colored Shadows
When two different-colored lights shine on the same spot on a white screen, the light reflecting from that spot to your eyes is called an additive mixture because it contains the colors from both lights. We can learn about human color perception by using colored lights to make additive color mixtures.
Definition of Illuminate
Eclipsing the Sun
Use this physical model to demonstrate how an eclipse occurs.
Explore a model of Earthís yearly revolution around the sun
Students are introduced to day and night through a whole class reading of F. Branley's What Makes Day and Night. A kinesthetic modeling of day and night allows students to experience the spinning Earth and the day/night cycle.
Imagine the Universe Lesson Plans
This resource provides several lesson from Imagine the Universe.
Keeping a Moon Journal
A playground model to explore the movement of the Sun and the Earth
Moon Glow
This activity will help student identify the relationship of the Earth and the Moon, identifying the alignment that causes an eclipse.
Moon Orbit and Rotation
Read about the Moon Orbit
National Geographic News Article
Have your students read the article to describe illumination versus a shadow.
Our Solar System
Read about the Moon Orbit
Stories from the path of totality.
Telescopes from the Ground Up
"Telescopes from the Ground Up" traces the history of telescope development and highlights the interplay between technological and scientific advances.

GENERAL SUN-EARTH CONNECTION LESSON PLANS

All About the Sun
From NASAís Quest's Learning Technologies Channel (at NASA Ames) and the Stanford Solar Center, learn more about the sun from this impressive archive of video clips and materials from past webcasts.
Build a Spectroscope
Have your students build a working spectroscope to the study the nature of light. Recommended for students grade 5 and over.
Building a Simple Sundial
This activity from NASAís Marshal Space Flight Center will show you how to construct a working sundial of your own! Visit Spanish Resources to view this activity (Construyendo un Reloj Solar) in Spanish
Making a Sun Clock
Let the Exploratorium show you how to build a working Sun Clock.
Seeing the Invisible: Student Workbook
This teacherís guide and student workbook provide you and your students with an opportunity to prove the existence of ultraviolet and infrared radiation coming from the Sun.
Seeing the Invisible: Teacher Guide
This teacherís guide and student workbook provide you and your students with an opportunity to prove the existence of ultraviolet and infrared radiation coming from the Sun.
Solar Flip Book
Students will make a flip book that shows the progression of two solar events on reversible sides of the flip book. Event choices include the sunspot cycle, differential rotation of the sun using sunspots, a total solar eclipse, progression of a coronal mass ejection, and a sungrazing comet.
Solar Storms and You
This series of six workbooks contains a variety of SUNsational, integrated, multidisciplinary activities for grades 7-9. I was produced by the IMAGE/POETRY Teacher and Studentsí Consortium.
Solarscapes: Sunspots and Rotation
You and your middle-school students will open up the Sun and explore phenomena most people have never seen before. Your students will calculate the period of the solar cycle and predict its shapes, and calculate the rotation period of the Sun.
Sunbeams and Sundials
Enjoy this unit based on the Space and Time gallery at the Liverpool Museum, with both formal and informal activities.
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