Annular Eclipse Lessons
The eclipse is over. But these lessons may be useful to teachers and youth group leaders. I will leave them here at least until the April 8, 2024 eclipse happens.
Here are links to my Eclipse Lessons for the October 14, 2023 Annular Eclipse. The links are to Google Slides and Docs.
Teachers at schools other than Chiloquin are welcome to borrow these lesson plans and modify them to suit their needs.
"Understanding the Annular Eclipse of October 14, 2023," Standard version. 72 slides. 60 - 90 minutes
Klamath County Museum Version. 76 slides.
Chiloquin High School version. 62 slides. No video yet. Approximate time: 30-35 minutes.
"How to Enjoy an Eclipse Safely." 31 slides. 30 minutes. The essentials of eclipse safety are at the end of the main presentation.
"Understanding Eclipses, Advanced Topics." 27 slides. 30 - 45 minutes.
"Umbra & Penumbra," Long version, includes the two above.
"Phase of the Moon." I have a "Discovery Kit" that I created many decades ago for teaching the Phases of the Moon, not just the what, but the why. However, I have never fully made it digital. Here is most of it. If you want to use it, contact me to borrow the kit with all supplies. "Phases of the Moon I: Presentation; What," "Phases of the Moon I: Presentation; Why," "Vocabulary," "Student Lab Packet," "Worksheet," "Worksheet Answers." If you want to make your own discovery kit, the original graphics are here.
"Kepler's First Law," Long version that includes the two above.
"Yardstick Eclipses," Astronomical Society of the Pacific. GTTP Webinar: Solar Eclipse Science.Youtube, 32:40 minutes. Demonstration of the Yardstick Eclipse begins at about 14:13 min. Here is a shorter video that demonstrates how to use the equipment for a solar eclipse.
"How to Make a Pinhole Projector," The Planetary Society, Youtube, 1:31 min.
"How to Make a Box Pinhole Projector," NASA, Youtube, 3 minutes.
"How to Make a Pinhole Camera to View the Solar Eclipse," CBS News, Youtube, 34 seconds.
"Ultraviolet Sensitive Beads." A graduate student if mine a few years back, Emily Leonard, wrote up the excellent lesson plan for UV Beads. For the eclipse I am having the students make themselves a bracelet necklace, lanyard, or similar. I am working with an astronomy professor at Central Wahhington University who is launching balloons with eclipse experiments on them to 100,000 feet. We will put the students UV bead jewelry on a balloon. If we are lucky enough to recover the payload, the kids will have a keepsake that has been above 99.5% of the atmosphere.
Jim Todd, OMSI, Rose City Astronomers, Eclipse Presentation, 15 minutes.