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Eclipses Learning Path

By Aoife McDonnell

A selection of resources to guide teachers and students with learning about the eclipse. View individual resource description and suggested uses.
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Animation of an Eclipse

http://hmxearthscience.com/Warehous...y/moon/animations/solar_eclipse.swf Added: 29 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Simulation

A clear animation explaining what an eclipse is using visual details. Students can choose to read the description, watch the moon align with the sun pathway to Earth or look at the appearance of the sun from Earth as a moon overshadows the suns rays.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 04. Model of Earth-Sun-Moon System

Suggestions for use: Use the animation as a board display in getting students to visualise the formation of an eclipse from the aspect of being on Earth to viewing from outside Earth.

Key Skills: Communicating Managing Information and Thinking

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Eclipses - Solar versus Lunar

http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/interactive/...plainer.eclipse/585x579.eclipse.swf Added: 29 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Simulation

A lovely animation which visually explains the differences between the solar eclipse and the lunar eclipse. The lunar and solar animations both have a description to read. Students can also find out more tips about observing solar eclipses or even visit NASA's calendar for upcoming eclipses.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 02. Earth and Space

Strand unit: 04. Model of Earth-Sun-Moon System

Suggestions for use: Students must use the animation to learn about the differences between a solar and a lunar eclipse. Challenge students in finding three similarities and differences between lunar and solar eclipses. (These ideas can be recorded on a Venn Diagram)

Key Skills: Being Creative Communicating Managing Information and Thinking Literacy Numeracy

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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