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Teaching Explainer: What is a solar eclipse?

Explainer: What is a solar eclipse?

Each month, at the time of new moon, the sun and moon are together in the daytime sky. Most of the time the moon passes by unnoticed. But at least twice a year, somewhere on Earth will see the moon pass in front of the sun and the spectacular phenomenon of a solar eclipse occurs.\n<br><br>\n<i><u>The Vanishing Sun (Text 2)</u> -- This text is part of a Knowledge Set promoting scientific inquiry as students explore previous beliefs and current understandings about solar eclipses. While reading this article, students will learn how the motion of moon and its positioning between the sun and the Earth can create an eclipse. Students should summarize key details about the cause of solar e

Tanya Hill
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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What are the causes and effects of solar eclipses on Earth?
STANDARDS:
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

1,2,3,4
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