MS-ESS1-1 Earth’s Place in the Universe

A group of children with adults observing and taking notes in nature.

Lesson Plan: Multi-sensory Observing

Bee clinging to the stem of a flower as the Sun sets behind it.

Lesson Plan: Nature during a Solar Eclipse

The moon’s black disk completely covers the sun. Now, in the absence of the sun’s full light, its massive outer corona is revealed. Uniquely visible during a full eclipse, grand flourishes of light called helmet streamers extend in all directions behind the moon’s black disk. At the edge of the moon, the helmet streamers are intensely bright, fading to wisps of ghostly white as they stretch across space, far from the moon, like flower petals.

Lesson Plan: What and When is Solar Eclipse Maximum?

Lesson Plan: TEMPLATE

The Moon appears as a black disk and the Sun is a fiery ball of swirling red and orange. In this image, the Moon is slowly moving out of the Sun’s way. It blocks only a small area on the right side of the Sun.

Lesson Plan: What is a Solar Eclipse

Drawing of a round moon partially covering a round yellow sun.

DO NOW: Multi-sensory Eclipse Observations