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Eclipses—Demonstration Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP8339

Price: $15.50

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What causes an eclipse? How are solar and lunar eclipses different? Use this model to demonstrate how both solar and lunar eclipses occur.

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What causes an eclipse? How are solar and lunar eclipses different? Use this model to demonstrate how both solar and lunar eclipses occur. As students make observations, their partial understanding of these astronomical phenomena will move toward totality with this simple yet effective demonstration. Includes teacher instructions, detailed background section and student worksheet. 

Concepts: Solar vs. lunar eclipses.
Time Required: 15 minutes
Note: Requires flashlight or other light source.

Specifications

Materials Included in Kit:
Earth model block
Styrofoam ball, 1.5"
Styrofoam ball, 4", white
Wire, 1/16", 18" long

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System
HS-ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System

Crosscutting Concepts

Systems and system models

Performance Expectations

MS-ESS1-1. Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons.