Activate 1:  P1: 4.4b Solar and Lunar Eclipses
Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. Now amended to include practical sheet information. The resource is designed to be used to teach the Solar and Lunar Eclipses part of the Activate topic 4.4. The slides include links to Wonder of the Solar System video-clips narrated by Brian Cox, including the solar eclipse at Varanasi; there is also a hyperlink to an MP4 file (included) showing the total solar eclipse at Palu, Indonesia on March 9, 2016. A pre-starter loop PowerPoint on eclipse myths is included to be played as students enter the room.
The lesson is ready to go and is designed to support pupils aiming for developing and secure outcomes. All pupils should be able to state that there are both Solar and Lunar eclipses; most pupils should also be able to describe what a total eclipse is; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to explain why total eclipses happen. Keywords include umbra, total solar eclipse, penumbra, partial solar eclipse, and lunar eclipse. Supporting information can be found on page 155 of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science Textbook.
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  • ECLIPSE-MYTHS_Prestarter-loop.pptx
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  • P1.4.4_-Eclipses.pptx

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Created: Sep 18, 2017

Updated: Feb 9, 2018

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