# Eclipse activities

Simulate an eclipseThe alignment of celestial bodies so that one is obscured, either partially or totally, by the other. More using differently sized balls at different distances. Extensions include why there is not an eclipseThe alignment of celestial bodies so that one is obscured, either partially or totally, by the other. More every month and lunar eclipses. MS Word (.doc) version (184KB).

3777 DownloadsSimulate an eclipseThe alignment of celestial bodies so that one is obscured, either partially or totally, by the other. More using differently sized balls at different distances. Extensions include why there is not an eclipseThe alignment of celestial bodies so that one is obscured, either partially or totally, by the other. More every month and lunar eclipses. PDF version. (90KB).

8656 DownloadsCalculate relative sizes and make a model of the Sun, Earth and Moon to demonstrate solar and lunar eclipses. MS Word (.doc) version. (144MB)

2431 DownloadsCalculate relative sizes and make a model of the Sun, Earth and Moon to demonstrate solar and lunar eclipses. PDF version. (94KB).

2042 DownloadsActivity 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)

294 DownloadsActivity 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).

2697 DownloadsActivity 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)

1165 DownloadsActivity 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).

292 DownloadsActivity 05 – Stellarium lunar eclipseThe passage of the Moon into the shadow of the Earth, which can only occur at a full moon. More 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)

1068 DownloadsActivity 05 – Stellarium lunar eclipseThe passage of the Moon into the shadow of the Earth, which can only occur at a full moon. More 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)

1111 DownloadsLearn eclipseThe alignment of celestial bodies so that one is obscured, either partially or totally, by the other. More terminology using crossword puzzles. Separate exercises for years 3 – 6; years 7 – 10 and years 11 – 12. Word (.doc) version. (266KB)

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