Sun Time Science: Big Sun, Little Moon
Explore how solar eclipses can happen by using items from your own home in this do it yourself science activity.
Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Music: "Icelandic Arpeggios" by DivKid [Youtube Audio Library]
Complete transcript available.
How can the small moon cover up the big Sun? Explore how solar eclipses can happen by using items from your own home in this do it yourself science activity. To do this activity, you will need two objects of similar shape, a bit of space and either someone to hold one object in place or some wall safe tape.
To learn more about the Sun, visit: https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/menu/sun/
To learn more about eclipses, visit: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/eclipses
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. However, individual items should be credited as indicated above.
- Susannah Darling (ADNET Systems, Inc.)