2015's Solar Eclipse

In addition to celebrating the anticipation of 2015's solar eclipse, the host, Jessi, examines what the phenomena is and why it occurs in a brief yet informative video.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have the video ready to play in full-screen mode to avoid learners seeing inappropriate content among the comments or suggested videos
  • Create a flipped classroom assignment; direct pupils to watch the video at home so they come to school prepared to apply their new-found knowledge
  • Pose a discussion question on a classroom blog, instruct class members to respond to the question and reply to at least one peer
Classroom Considerations
  • The video is the last resource in a series 18 created to spark interest in space and astronomy 
  • An ad appears shortly after the video begins 
  • Although the eclipse in focus is from 2015, the informational portions of the video are useful
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Presents a lot of information in a short amount of time 
  • A cartoon set and bright, vivid graphics enhance engagement
  • The fast paced nature of the video may cause class members to miss content, be prepared to pause, replay, or enable closed captioning