Target: Grades 6-8
Length: 30 minutes
Guide: Online, see Internet site
This program draws its content from the Science Mission Directorate's Sun-Earth Forum. Students will learn about the natural phenomenon that creates a total eclipse and about the relative movement of objects in our solar system. Students also will explore the history, mythology and current science surrounding these amazing events. Using hands-on lessons, Web-based activities and simple tools, students will measure and approximate the angular size and distance of objects in the sky.
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