Experience a Solar Eclipse by Marvin Nationales

Project:     NASA Heliophysics Teacher-Developed Lessons

In this lesson, students explore the experience of a total solar eclipse and learn about the mechanics of eclipses. Photographs and videos from the August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse can give students a sense of the event. Students also work through an interactive lesson to investigate the orbits and relative positions of the Moon, the Sun, and Earth to understand what causes eclipses and why they are rare.