Total Solar Eclipse Animation

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Don't leave your class in the dark about the solar eclipse! Show a short animation of what occurs during a total solar eclipse. The narrator describes each step in simple terms, allowing pupils to gain insight into the event.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the discussion questions to follow up after viewing the animation
  • Show the related simulations, such as Characteristics of the Sun, to extend learning
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider turning on subtitles to assist learners in understanding eclipse-related vocabulary

  • Support materials include a printable background essay that describes important facts about solar eclipses
  • The resource is available in both English and Spanish

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