Craziest Eclipses in the Solar System

Have you ever wondered what a solar eclipse looks like ... on Mars? Explore eclipses throughout the solar system with a video from a comprehensive playlist that covers many physics concepts. With images and conceptual drawings, viewers see eclipses from as far away as Pluto, as well as hear the facts about how eclipses occur.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Spice up a solar system unit with the video
  • See more of what the Mars Curiosity rover is up to with updates on NASA's blog
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should have some understanding of the Earth-Sun-Moon system and how bodies move within our solar system
Pros

  • Presents subject matter in a very engaging and interesting way
  • Video shows a variety of eclipse images from around the solar system, which demonstrates the uses of some amazing technology
Cons

  • None
Common Core