Measuring Solar Energy During an Eclipse

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Don't leave your classes in the dark! An inquiry-based lesson has young researchers analyze the light intensity before, during, and after a solar eclipse. They use their data to make inferences about the solar energy available during that time period.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Connect with a science class in a different area of the country and compare results
Classroom Considerations
  • Analysis requires an active solar eclipse for data collection
  • Emphasize safety protocols, so pupils don't look directly into the sun
  • Offers a Spanish version of the lesson
  • Includes both discussion and assessment questions
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