Eclipses STEM

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In this lesson, students will first define and explain an eclipse. They will then identify the difference between a solar and lunar eclipse. For the activity, they will get to create a model of an eclipse, including the relative position of the sun, moon, and earth. Finally, students will solidify their knowledge by creating their own drawings of both types of eclipses.

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Eclipses are one of the most fascinating astronomical events. And with this Eclipses STEM lesson plan, your students will have a blast learning all about them!

In this lesson, students will first define and explain an eclipse. They will then identify the difference between a solar and lunar eclipse. For the activity, they will get to create a model of an eclipse, including the relative position of the sun, moon, and earth. Finally, students will solidify their knowledge by creating their own drawings of both types of eclipses.

This is a great opportunity for your students to get hands-on with their learning. And best of all, they’ll have a ton of fun doing it! So don’t wait—get your students started on this Eclipses STEM lesson plan today!

Additional information

grade-level

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

subject

Science, STEM

State Educational Standards

NGSS.3- LS4-4, NGSS.5-ESS1-2, NGSS.MS- ESS1-3

Lessons are aligned to meet the education objectives and goals of most states. For more information on your state objectives, contact your local Board of Education or Department of Education in your state.