Introduction to Solar and Lunar Eclipses by Tanya Anderson

Project:     NASA Heliophysics Teacher-Developed Lessons

Students will watch the video Eclipses Explained and complete the video question worksheet. Students will then explore the NASA eclipse website. Using the eclipse model pieces students will cut and paste the Moon, Sun, and Earth into the proper order for each type of eclipse. Students will use a ruler to draw the shadow cones that occur during a solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse. Students will then do an activity to demonstrate why solar and lunar eclipses do not happen every month.