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Solar and Lunar Eclipses and Eclipse Activities for Middle School Science


Students LOVE learning about eclipses!

Solar and Lunar eclipses are very meaningful and captivating events, so naturally students enjoy learning about them.

slide show on eclipses
Unit contains a PowerPoint presentation

I did this lab as a demonstration and it worked really well. Easy with materials I already had sitting around the class. Students were engaged.

Kayla S.
solar and lunar eclipses

This unit will help your students understand the reason for eclipses and how and why eclipses occur.

Students will understand that the relationship between the Sun, moon, and Earth is the reason for eclipses.

Your class will LOVE these varied activities on eclipses!

solar and lunar eclipses

This resource includes a suggested schedule (3 days of activities), a lab, PowerPoint slide show, response pages, a quiz, and answer keys for everything.

solar and lunar eclipses

Students enjoyed this hands-on activity. The readings and slide show were helpful to teach the concept. Loved that students used SEP to help them understand as they made a model!

Misty B.
solar and lunar eclipses

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