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AAQ Eclipse Poster #1 A3 (300 dpi)

Eclipse Poster No 1 with resolution suitable for printing at A3 size (1.8MB)

AAQ Eclipse Poster #2 A3 (72 dpi)

Eclipse Poster No 2 with minimum resolution (567KB)

AAQ Eclipse Poster #2 A3 (300 dpi)

Eclipse Poster No 2 with resolution suitable for printing at A3 size (4.1MB)

AAQ Eclipse Poster #2 A3 (100 dpi)

Eclipse Poster No 2 with resolution suitable for viewing on a computer screen (832KB)

AAQ Eclipse Poster #2 A2 (300 dpi)

Eclipse Poster No 2 with resolution suitable for printing at A2 size (6.6MB)

AAQ Eclipse Poster #2 A1 (300 dpi)

Eclipse Poster No 2 with resolution suitable for printing at A1 size – large file (11MB)

AAQ Eclipse Poster #1 A3 (72 dpi)

Eclipse Poster No 1 with minimum resolution for viewing on screen (263KB)

AAQ Eclipse Poster #1 A3 (100 dpi)

Eclipse Poster No 1 with resolution suitable for display on a computer screen (358KB)

AAQ Eclipse Poster #1 A2 (300 dpi)

Eclipse Poster No 1 with resolution suitable for printing at A2 size (3.1MB)

AAQ Eclipse Poster #1 A1 (300 dpi)

Eclipse Poster No 1 with resolution suitable for printing at A1 size – large file (5.4MB)

Teacher Booklet (Word, Small File)

A Microsoft Word file containing the Teacher Resources Booklet.  This version has been prepared with lower resolution graphics to minimise the file size. (2.3MB)

Teacher Booklet (Word, Large File)

A Microsoft Word file containing the Teacher Resources Booklet. This version has been prepared with higher resolution graphics suitable for high-quality printing. (10.4MB)

Teacher Booklet (PDF, Small File)

A PDF file containing the Teacher Resources Booklet.  This version has been prepared with lower resolution graphics to minimise the file size. (1.2MB)

Teacher Booklet (PDF, Large File)

A PDF file containing the Teacher Resources Booklet. This version has been prepared with higher resolution graphics suitable for high-quality printing. (11.2MB)

PP10 – The Annular eclipse 10 May 2013

Presentation on the information in Section 10 of the teacher information booklet. Includes explanation of annular eclipses, appearance of an annular eclipse, and details of the partial eclipse across Queensland and the annular eclipse across Cape York. (1.0MB)

PP07 – The Moon and lunar eclipses

Presentation on the information in Section 7 of the teacher information booklet. Includes features on the Moon, Moon phases explanation, Moon facts and statistics and explanation of lunar eclipses. (1.1MB)

PP06 – The Sun

Presentation on the information in Section 6 of the teacher information booklet. Includes diagram and description of the structure of the Sun, sunspots and sunspot numbers, Sun facts and statistics. (690KB)

PP05 – Observe the eclipse safely

Presentation on the information in Section 5 of the teacher information booklet. Includes dangers in viewing the Sun and an eclipse, Queensland government safe viewing advice, pinhole and binocular or telescope projection, solar glasses, comment on observing the total part of an eclipse. (400KB)

PP04 The eclipse of 14 November 2012

Presentation on the information in Section 4 of the teacher information booklet. Includes maps of the eclipse area, details of the partial eclipse across Queensland, details of the total eclipse, things to do during the partial eclipse and the total eclipse and past and future eclipses. (2.4MB)

PP03 – What happens during a solar eclipse

Presentation on the information in Section 3 of the teacher information booklet. Includes the difference between partial and total eclipses, eclipse contacts, partial eclipse effects, description and images of total eclipse phenomena,and eclipse images with description. (2.25MB)

PP02 – How Eclipses Occur

Presentation on the information in Section 2 of the teacher information booklet. Includes explanation of how eclipses occur, annular and hybrid eclipses, frequency of eclipses and Saros series. Note that information on lunar eclipses appears in presentation PP07. (1.3MB)

Activity 34 – Transit of Venus and the AU (PDF)

Use transit of Venus results to calculate the Astronomical Unit.  Includes information on the history of transits and a crossword puzzle to learn transit terminology.

Activity 33 – Transit of Venus Simulation (PDF)

Use simulation software to investigate the 2012 transit of Venus as visible from your location including timing and path across the Sun and check results with an online calculator.

Activity 33 – Transit of Venus Simulation (DOC)

Use simulation software to investigate the 2012 transit of Venus as visible from your location including timing and path across the Sun and check results with an online calculator.

Activity 32 – Indigenous Astronomy (PDF)

Description and links to web resources for teachers to include an indigenous perspective in science lessons.

Activity 32 – Indigenous Astronomy (DOC)

Description and links to web resources for teachers to include an indigenous perspective in science lessons.

Activity 31 – Eclipse Websites for Kids (PDF)

A listing of some eclipse websites suitable for kids

Activity 31 – Eclipse Websites for Kids (DOC)

A listing of some eclipse websites suitable for kids

Activity 21 – Research the path of ASE2013 (PDF)

Simulate the Annular eclipse of 10 May 2013 using Stellarium planetarium software for a location in the path of annularity. Compare the eclipse in the path with the eclipse at varying distances from the path. Investigate what the partial eclipse will look like from your location. PDF version. (124KB)

Activity 21 – Research the path of ASE2013 (DOC)

Simulate the Annular eclipse of 10 May 2013 using Stellarium planetarium software for a location in the path of annularity. Compare the eclipse in the path with the eclipse at varying distances from the path. Investigate what the partial eclipse will look like from your location. MS Word (.doc) version. (196KB)

 

Activity 19 – Investigate phases of the Moon (PDF)

Investigate phase of the moon.

Activity 19 – Investigate phases of the Moon (DOC)

Investigate phases of the Moon.

Activity 18 – Investigate spectroscopy (PDF)

Investigate Spectroscopy. Using the CLEA website to investigate the spectrum and infer the classification of different types of stars. PDF version. (77KB)

Activity 18 – Investigate spectroscopy (DOC)

Investigate Spectroscopy. Using the CLEA website to investigate the spectrum and infer the classification of different types of stars. MS Word (.doc) version. (321KB)

Activity 12 – Observe a partial solar eclipse (DOC)

Observe and record the timing and various phenomena of a partial solar eclipse (from any location in Queensland) and compare observations with predictions. MS Word (.doc) version (779KB).

Activity 11 – Indirectly view the Sun using telescope or binoculars (PDF)

Instruction for how to set up binoculars or a telescope for indirect viewing of the Sun or an eclipse. PDF version (160KB)

Activity 11 – Indirectly view the Sun using telescope or binoculars (DOC)

Instruction for how to set up binoculars or a telescope for indirect viewing of the Sun or an eclipse. MS Word (.doc) version. (370KB)

Activity 10 – Construct a pinhole solar projector (PDF)

Instruction for how to make various types of pinhole projectors (from very simple to more complex) for indirect viewing of an eclipse. PDF version. (183KB)

Activity 10 – Construct a pinhole solar projector (DOC)

Instruction for how to make various types of pinhole projectors (from very simple to more complex) for indirect viewing of an eclipse. MS Word (.doc) version. (253KB)

Activity 08 – Use websites to find eclipse details (PDF)

Use websites to find the accurate timing and other circumstances of the eclipse for any location – for the total eclipse from the path of totality or a partial eclipse from any other location. PDF (.pdf) version (209 KB).

Activity 07 – TSE 2012 simulation (DOC)

Use Stellarium planetarium software to show the eclipse in simulated time, noting the effects and eclipse contacts. Use locations inside and outside the shadow path to see the difference. See what stars and planets may be visible during totality. Activity AT04 (Stellarium tutorial) should be completed before doing this activity. PDF version. (124KB)

Activity 07 – TSE 2012 simulation (PDF)

Use Stellarium planetarium software to show the eclipse in simulated time, noting the effects and eclipse contacts. Use locations inside and outside the shadow path to see the difference. See what stars and planets may be visible during totality. Activity AT04 (Stellarium tutorial) should be completed before doing this activity. MS Word (.doc) version. (366KB).

Activity 06 – Eclipse crossword activity (PDF)

Learn eclipse terminology using crossword puzzles. Separate exercises for years 3 – 6; years 7 – 10 and years 11 – 12.  PDF version. (141KB)

Activity 06 – Eclipse crossword activity (DOC)

Learn eclipse terminology using crossword puzzles. Separate exercises for years 3 – 6; years 7 – 10 and years 11 – 12.  Word (.doc) version. (266KB)

Activity 05 – Stellarium lunar eclipse activity (PDF)

Use Stellarium simulation software to investigate partial and total lunar eclipses. AT04 should be completed before doing the Stellarium part.PDF version. (98KB)

Activity 05 – Stellarium lunar eclipse activity (DOC)

Use Stellarium and Celestia simulation software to investigate partial and total lunar eclipses. AT04 should be completed before doing the Stellarium part. MS Word (.doc) version. (166KB)

Activity 04 – Stellarium tutorial (PDF)

Follow a tutorial on astronomical simulation software to investigate celestial objects and astronomical phenomena. This activity should be undertaken before AT05 AT07 and AT21. PDF version. (144KB).

Activity 04 – Stellarium tutorial (DOC)

Follow a tutorial on astronomical simulation software to investigate celestial objects and astronomical phenomena. This activity should be undertaken before AT05, AT07 and AT21. MS Word (.doc) version. (595KB)

Activity 03 – Investigating similar triangles activity (PDF)

Use the mathematics of similar triangles to investigate the relative apparent sizes of the Sun and the Moon and investigate eclipses. PDF version. (92KB).

Activity 03 – Investigating similar triangles activity (DOC)

Use the mathematics of similar triangles to investigate the relative apparent sizes of the Sun and the Moon and investigate eclipses. MS Word (.doc) version. (390KB)

Activity 02 – Make a model to demonstrate an eclipse (PDF)

Calculate relative sizes and make a model of the Sun, Earth and Moon to demonstrate solar and lunar eclipses. PDF version. (94KB).

Activity 02 – Make a model to demonstrate an eclipse (DOC)

Calculate relative sizes and make a model of the Sun, Earth and Moon to demonstrate solar and lunar eclipses. MS Word (.doc) version. (144MB)

Activity 01 – Simulate an eclipse using balls (PDF) (PDF)

Simulate an eclipse using differently sized balls at different distances. Extensions include why there is not an eclipse every month and lunar eclipses. PDF version. (90KB).

Activity 01 – Simulate an eclipse using balls (DOC)

Simulate an eclipse using differently sized balls at different distances. Extensions include why there is not an eclipse every month and lunar eclipses. MS Word (.doc) version (184KB).