Path of Totality

Path of Totality
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Path of Totality
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  • time icon Est. Time: 30-40 min30-40 min
  • language icon Language: English
  • phone icon Mobile/Tablet: No

Lesson Resources

Alignment Documents

Browser Support

Chrome
55+

Firefox
50+

Safari
9+

Edge
38+

Topics Covered

  • Solar Eclipse
  • Eclipse
  • Optics

Lesson Description

Explore how the Moon’s shadow is cast upon Earth during a total solar eclipse. Discover why this event is so unique while plotting the path of totality! Earn a limited edition Eclipse 2017 coin to commemorate this event.

Central Question: Why is Eclipse 2017 such a unique event?

Instructional Objective: Explain what causes the size and location of the path of totality during a solar eclipse.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learning Outcome #1: Use a model to explore patterns in data to plot and locate the path of totality during a total solar eclipse.

  • Learning Outcome #2: Use a model to test the effects of Moon (baseball) distance on the size of the shadow cast upon Earth (wall) during a total solar eclipse.

Prerequisites

  • Solar eclipse

Lesson Description

Explore how the Moon’s shadow is cast upon Earth during a total solar eclipse. Discover why this event is so unique while plotting the path of totality! Earn a limited edition Eclipse 2017 coin to commemorate this event.

Central Question: Why is Eclipse 2017 such a unique event?

Instructional Objective: Explain what causes the size and location of the path of totality during a solar eclipse.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learning Outcome #1: Use a model to explore patterns in data to plot and locate the path of totality during a total solar eclipse.

  • Learning Outcome #2: Use a model to test the effects of Moon (baseball) distance on the size of the shadow cast upon Earth (wall) during a total solar eclipse.

Prerequisites

  • Solar eclipse

  • time icon Est. Time: 30-40 min30-40 min
  • language icon Language: English
  • phone icon Mobile/Tablet: No

Lesson Resources

Alignment Documents

Browser Support

Chrome
55+

Firefox
50+

Safari
9+

Edge
38+

Topics Covered

  • Solar Eclipse
  • Eclipse
  • Optics