Model Eclipses

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Link to Resource: https://www.sciencefriday.com/educational-resources/model-eclipses/
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT); Science Friday; Temple University
Publication Date:2017
Summary:This hands-on, guided-inquiry activity helps students to understand the geometry of lunar and solar eclipses by creating a physical, proportional model of the Earth and Moon system and observing shadows.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:MS-ESS1-1; MS-ESS1-2; MS-ESS1-3
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Developing and using models
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Patterns; Scale, proportion, and quantity; Systems and system models
Subjects: earth; model; moon; physics; space; sun
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