Science Interactives: Moon Shadows

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This interactive helps students learn about lunar shadows and shows them what the sun looks like from the earth at different stages of an eclipse. Furthermore, students can compare the views from the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Through clear interactive graphics, students can see that solar eclipses are simply caused by shadows. This link will support visual learners and encourage them to make connections with prior knowledge. This website also contains various other interactives to support the learning of 5th grade science students. Teachers can choose how to implement these interactives in their classroom. Some teachers may choose to use this before formally teaching about moon shadows, and others may choose to use it as a reinforcement or review. Using graphic interactives are a great way to engage students and advance their understandings.

 

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