Solar Eclipse Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts


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A solar eclipse is a rare event in astronomy. This occurs when the _____ blocks out the light of the _____.

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1. The moon has phases where it seems to change shape in the sky. A solar eclipse occurs during what moon phase?

2. There are two main types of solar eclipses: _____ and _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet and quiz help you find out how much you know about solar eclipses. Types of solar eclipses and what they look like are some topics on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to see what you know about these facts:

  • The outer edge of the sun that can be seen during a total solar eclipse
  • How a solar eclipse happens
  • Two types of solar eclipses
  • Moon phases
  • Amount of time that a total solar eclipse lasts

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - remember the information you learned about moon phases
  • Reading comprehension - pick out the most important details from the lesson on solar eclipses
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about solar eclipse facts

Additional Learning

In order to learn more, use the lesson called Solar Eclipse Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts. This lesson can help you review more about:

  • What solar eclipses look like
  • When a solar eclipse happens
  • Phases of the moon