NASA Eclipse Website

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Resource Type:Data Sets; Teaching Media
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6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Summary:If your students are fascinated by solar eclipses, you can access a history of them by decade and more at NASA's Eclipse website. Middle and high school educators and others can learn about eclipses that occurred or will occur during a 10-year span. The tables describe an eclipse's calendar date, TD of greatest eclipse (the Terrestrial Dynamical time when the axis of the Moon's shadow passes closest to Earth's center), eclipse type (partial, hybrid, or full), Saros series, magnitude, central duration, and geographic region of visibility. Each table also has links to global maps, interactive Google maps, animations, path coordinate tables, and Saros tables to provide a complete picture of each eclipse event.
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS1-4; MS-ESS1-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Developing and using models; Using mathematics and computational thinking
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Patterns; Scale, proportion, and quantity
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; astronomy; data; earth; high school; history; middle school; moon; nasa; space; sun
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