This resource appears to be designed to build towards this science and engineering practice, though the resource developer has not explicitly stated so.
Comments about Including the Science and Engineering Practice
Eclipse Interactive allows students the opportunity to investigate factors that lead to the occurrence of both solar and lunar eclipses. In this simulation, students are allowed to manipulate three variables: Moon's tilt from orbit, Moon size and Earth-Moon distance. By recording, citing and analyzing the information obtained from changing these variables, students will more easily construct an explanation for eclipses. Middle school students may need moderate to extensive guidance when using this model. In order to ensure their success, students should review the "How To" sections carefully. Teachers may find it useful to break the class into three groups with each group concentrating on only one of the variables and its effect on eclipses. Subsequently, the groups can be jigsawed to share their discoveries. Once this process is complete, students can begin constructing explanations to describe the occurrence of eclipses. It should be noted that, in this simulation, the emphasis is on investigating and constructing explanations, not on model creation.