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Solar and Lunar Eclipses & Eclipse Activities


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Solar and lunar eclipses are interesting to learn about. Students will understand the reason for eclipses and how and when eclipses occur. Students will make a model of an eclipse and read an informational text passage on lunar and solar eclipses. Students will understand that the relationship between the Sun, moon, and Earth is the reason for eclipses. Students will love these varied activities on eclipses. This unit should take about three days to complete.

This resource includes:

Suggested schedule (3 days)

Informational text passage


Slide show

Response pages


Answer Keys

40 pages and slides

Emily ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Extremely Satisfied

I love this resource. It really helped my students understand the concepts and understand the causes of eclipses. Making the model was great.

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This lesson is also included in my larger unit on the Earth, Moon and Sun Systems.