Instructional Video

Getting Ready for the Eclipse!

Get a grip on this year's eclipse and understand why some places around the world see it differently or not at all.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Compare and contrast the 2015 solar eclipse to the 2017 solar eclipse, looking at where the paths of each were
  • Use during a space study and compare and contrast lunar eclipses to solar eclipses
  • Complete a solar eclipse viewing activity to use on the day of the eclipse
Classroom Considerations
  • Video is specific to the 2017 total solar eclipse, but helpful in demonstrating how a solar eclipse occurs
  • A fairly long video touching on the 2015 and 2017 solar eclipses
  • Graphics help demonstrate how Earth, sun, and moon interact to form an eclipse
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