Is your class in the dark about what happens during solar and lunar eclipses? Help them see the light using a fun physics video! The narrator explains and illustrates both types of eclipse, then offers three handy methods for remembering what happens during each type.
- Use the video to sum up a unit on moon phases and eclipses
- Pause the video and ask the class to create a hypothesis about why lunar eclipses are not exactly six months apart
- Students should have a basic understanding of the earth-moon-sun system before watching the video
- The explanations of each phenomenon are easy to understand
- Acronyms help viewers remember the order of the earth, sun, and moon in both types of eclipses