Monday, September 23, 2013

3rd Grade-Week 6 Solar and Lunar Eclipses

6th Lab Session Week
This week we will be learning about how solar and lunar eclipses happen. We will also be reviewing how the four season occur on Earth.

When is the next solar and lunar eclipse in Los Angeles? Click here

Concept: The Sun and the Moon-Eclipses
Investigation: How do solar and lunar eclipses happen?
Homework: Crossword Puzzle study guide for the Vocabulary Quiz

·      Vocabulary
1.    Eclipse
2.    Orbit
3.    Lunar Eclipse
4.    Solar Eclipse
·      Brain Pop- “How Eclipses Happen

lunar eclipse
solar eclipse
Partial solar eclipse from Venice, CA on May 20, 2012.
Partial solar eclipse from Beijing, China on July 22, 2009.
4d. Students know that Earth is one of several planets that orbit the Sun and that the Moon orbits Earth.
5d. Students will predict the outcome of a simple investigation and compare the result with the prediction.

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