Space Academy

Eclipses

Science; Earth and Space Systems
- describe, using models or simulations, the effects of the relative motion and positions of the earth, moon, and sun
Language; Reading
- understand the vocabulary and language structures appropriate for this grade level
- use conventions of written materials to help them understand and use the materials
- understand specialized words or terms
Language; Writing
- communicate ideas and information for a variety of purposes

  A Link to Learning web-based student learning activity     www.linktolearning.com

This activity uses information from the Eclipse Tutorial found at;

http://www.earthview.com/tutorial/tutorial.htm 

Read the sections "What Causes an Eclipse" and "Effects During a Total Eclipse" and answer the following questions.

1. When does an eclipse occur? _________________________________________________

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2.  What are the two kinds of eclipses? ______________________________________________

3. In what ways are the two types of eclipses similar? ____________________________________

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4. How are they different? ________________________________________________________

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http://www.earthview.com/tutorial/causes.htm

5. What type of eclipse does this diagram represent?  ________________________

6. What is the umbra? __________________________________________________________

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