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Meteors / Solar Eclipses

Price: $29.95
Order Number: 711.0015
Format : DVD

This product includes a DVD, CD-ROM (contains additional student activities) and online access to a Teacher’s Guide. The CD-ROM includes a Spanish language soundtrack.

Meteors - Where do meteors come from? Expert Derrick Pitts shows host David Heil what meteorites are made of and where they come from. David makes an impact by creating his own meteor crater. Your students learn what meteors are, what they are made of, and why we sometimes have "meteor showers."

Concepts: Astronomy, geology, constancy and change.

Solar Eclipses- What causes solar eclipses and why are they so rare? Host David Heil sees how the Sun, Moon and Earth line up to create a solar eclipse. Expert Larry Rudnick shares his experiences in Mexico where he witnessed a total eclipse. Your students learn what a solar eclipse is, the different types of eclipses, why they happen, and why they are so rare.

Concepts: Solar system, astronomy, constancy and change, models and scale.

Rights granted with the purchase of DVD include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b) public performance, c) campus or building closed circuit and digital/video-on-demand transmission.

Click here for Teacher’s Guide

Ideal for Grades: 6 - 9
Duration: 30 minutes
Producer: Twin Cities Public Television
Series Order #711

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