Thursday, September 22, 2016

Total Eclipse of the Heart

For much of the childrens' school careers I've been waiting for the solar system model. It hasn't come home yet, but Audrey's class is currently investigating eclipses and so I couldn't resist the opportunity to help her model this. 

It simulates both lunar and solar eclipses (depending on where you hold the torch/sun). It was great as Audrey got really involved with making it and painted the earth and the moon and helped fix up the base. She also researched and put together a list of facts. For example did you know that the moon goes anti-clockwise round the earth.

The model in all its glory
The sun's rays blocked by the moon.
The sun, earth and moon (with Mars in the background)

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