The Activities are listed under sub-categories which correspond to the sections in the teacher information booklet and the individual eclipse information web pages under Teacher Resources.
Activities generally include an outline lesson plan and worksheets that can be used in the classroom to demonstrate principles, encourage investigation and/or enhance understanding. Activities are referenced to the National Curriculum for Science.
Each activity is available in both an MS Word (.doc) format as well as a PDF format for maximum flexability and to allow easy modification to suit your class. The two versions are identical in content.
It is recommended that whenever discussing a solar eclipse in a lesson or activity that students should be reminded to never look directly at the bright surface of the Sun without suitable eye protection as permanent eye damage may result. This applies at any time and especially during the partial phases of a solar eclipse.
It is strongly recommended that for any activity involving the Sun teachers conduct a risk assessment before undertaking such an activity. This should include review of the Queensland Government’s safe viewing advice at: http://www.fairtrading.qld.gov.au/safe-viewing-of-astronomical-events.htm