Lesson Worksheet: Types of Solar Eclipses Science

In this worksheet, we will practice identifying, modeling, and describing the types of solar eclipses.

Q1:

Fill in the blank: The dark cone shadow that is cast on Earth during a total solar eclipse is called the .

  • Aantumbra
  • Bouter shadow
  • Cpenumbra
  • Dumbra

Q2:

Which type of solar eclipse casts an antumbra?

  • AAnnular eclipse
  • BSolar eclipse
  • CPartial solar eclipse

Q3:

Fill in the blank: During an annular eclipse, the Moon appears to be .

  • Ainvisible in front of the Sun
  • Bsmaller than the Sun
  • Clarger than the Sun
  • Dthe same size as the Sun

Q4:

David and Elizabeth were looking at an eclipse from two different locations on Earth. David was standing in the umbra and Elizabeth was standing in the penumbra. Which student saw the following eclipse?

Solar Eclipse Elements
  • ADavid
  • BElizabeth
  • CThey both saw it.
  • DNeither of them saw it.

Q5:

Which label is the Moon?

  • ALabel 1
  • BLabel 2
  • CLabel 3
  • DLabel 5
  • ELabel 4

Q6:

Look at the diagram below. What is the arrow pointing to?

  • AUmbra
  • BNegative shadow
  • CPenumbra
  • DAntumbra

Q7:

Which label is the umbra?

  • ALabel 2
  • BLabel 1
  • CLabel 3
  • DLabel 4
  • ELabel 5

Q8:

Look at the diagram below. What type of eclipse does it show?

  • AA total solar eclipse
  • BAn annular solar eclipse
  • CA lunar eclipse
  • DA partial solar eclipse

Q9:

Ethan is learning about different types of solar eclipses. He makes a table of keywords and their definitions.

Keyword123
DefinitionIt is a phenomenon that occurs when Earth, the Moon, and the Sun are almost in a straight line. The Moon casts its shadow on Earth, blocking the Sun.It is a phenomenon that occurs when the Sun’s light is partially blocked by the Moon.It is a phenomenon that occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun but is further away from Earth, causing the Moon to look smaller than the Sun.

Which column in the table is the definition of an annular solar eclipse?

Q10:

Jacob is learning about different types of solar eclipses. He makes a table of keywords and their definitions.

Keyword123
DefinitionIt is a phenomenon that occurs when Earth, the Moon, and the Sun are almost in a straight line. The Moon casts its shadow on Earth, blocking the Sun.It is a phenomenon that occurs when the Sun’s light is partially blocked by the Moon.It is a phenomenon that occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun but is further away from Earth, which causes the Moon to look smaller than the Sun.

Which column in the table is the definition of a partial solar eclipse?

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