Ch 32: Solar System & Eclipses

About This Chapter

This overview of the solar system and eclipses will help you expand your understanding of major aspects of the solar system, lunar eclipses, and solar eclipses. These engaging lessons are great for individuals preparing for an exam.

Solar System & Eclipses - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter provide an overview of the solar system and eclipses. You'll take a look at planets, comets, meteorites, and asteroids. There are also discussions about the effects of an eclipse. After completing the chapter, you should be prepared to:

  • Discuss major aspects of the solar system, such as the sun and moon
  • Explain the difference between a penumbral partial and total lunar eclipse
  • Describe what occurs during a solar eclipse

These video lessons are brief and engaging, which helps you quickly get up to speed on the solar system and eclipses. Each video is accompanied by a full written transcript. You can use the Help feature to submit questions to instructors if you get stuck on a topic. A brief multiple-choice quiz is available for each lesson to assess your knowledge. You can also print the lesson quizzes and use them as worksheets.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.