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Phases of the Moon Explanation for kids -Animation Lesson Unit. Apr 15, 2014 Total Lunar Eclipse. Click the 'play' button to view the animation. The pause button can also be used to temporarily suspend the animation. The animation shows where this total lunar eclipse is visible during the night (dark “wave” slowly moving across the Earth's surface).

The night (dark) areas in the animation are approximately those that can see the moon, and therefore also the eclipse. Legend Intense red shading: Observers within this area can see the eclipse from beginning to end. Red shading right/east of intense shading: Observers within this area can see the eclipse until moonset/sunrise. Red shading left/west of intense shading: Observers within this area can see the eclipse after moonrise/sunset. No coloring: Eclipse is not visible at all Note: Actual eclipse visibility depends on weather conditions and line of sight to the Moon.

Publication Quality Sky Maps & Star Charts. The stars and their stories; a book for young people : Griffiths, Mary Matlock, comp. eBook and Texts > American Libraries > The stars and their stories; a book for young people View the book (~313 pg)Read Online (3.4 M)PDF ( pg)EPUB(~313 pg)Kindle(~313 pg)Daisy (348.0 K)Full Text (5.7 M)DjVu (46.6 K)Metadata All Files: HTTPS Help reading texts Resources Bookmark The stars and their stories; a book for young people (1913) fullscreen Author: Griffiths, Mary Matlock, comp Subject: Stars; Constellations; Mythology, ClassicalPublisher: New York, H.

This book has an editable web page on Open Library. Description Book digitized by Google and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Be the first to write a review Downloaded 259 times Reviews Selected metadata. Space Lapbook. DIY Constellation Flashlight. Now that the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer, we’re looking for more ways to keep our little guy occupied after the sun goes down. Enter, the flashlight! We love making shadow puppets, but I was hoping to branch out from that. Since my son has been showing lots of interest in space lately, I thought some constellations would be perfect! What You Need Black paper or card stockScissorsFlashlightAwl or needlePencilBlack spray paint (optional) Step 1 First off, to make sure the discs work you’ll need to remove or paint over (with the spray paint) the silver shiny part on the inside of the flashlight.

Step 2 While you are waiting for the paint to dry, if you painted it that is, take the top part of the flashlight and trace the part you want the discs to fit on top of onto the black card stock. Step 3 This might be the trickiest part! Step 4 Now comes the really fun part. Step 5 Take your awl or needle and poke the holes through the marked dots. Ta-da! Planetarium - Interactive star map and virtual sky. Solar Eclipse Experiment and Burning Chocolate! We are continuing our Astronomy lessons using Apologia text and we are enjoying learning so much about our amazing solar system! Last week we finished up our lessons on the sun and we learned more about a solar eclipse using a flashlight, an inflated globe and a Styrofoam ball.

We did this little experiment at night with the help of my husband. I think our kids and their friend liked making shadow puppets while learning about the solar eclipse too! A cute book that I read to my children about the solar eclipse is this one, Someone is Eating the Sun. The main character, Hen, tells all her animal friends that the sky is getting darker because someone has taken a bite out of the sun. This is a humorous story and my children enjoyed the animals' reactions to what they were experiencing, a solar eclipse. After it rained for a week straight not too long ago, we saw some sun peek out of the clouds so we raced outside to our driveway to use a magnifying glass to focus heat.

Sun, Light & Shadows. Science Notebooking. Here is a technology project that I did with a fourth grade science class at the end of their weather unit. This was my sample project I showed children. I had done a project similar to it at the end of last year and wrote about it HERE. I had actually helped a teacher do this paper piece project in Social Studies (they were researching explorers) so I felt pretty confident introducing it in science (we had worked out the kinks and problems in the social studies class :) The project took four days. Day 1 - Students were introduced to the project, grouped, picked their topic (they could choose between layers of the atmosphere, weather tools and their uses, severe weather and related saftey tips, the water cycle, and clouds and cloud formation), and started working on their graphic organizer.

Day 2 - Students worked on their graphic organizer, script, and paper pieces Day 3 - Students were at various stages of completion. Day 4 - All student filming had to finish. Paper Plates: Moon Phases | Activities. Step 1 Students will colour one plate black. This plate represents the new moon. Leave this plate whole. (Image 1) Step 2 Paint two plates like the full moon. Step 3 Cut one plate in half.

Step 4 Show students how to find the centre of a plate by gently folding one of the full, coloured plates in half at the edges or by making a tiny mark at the top and bottom of the plate using a ruler placed in the centre of the plate circle. Step 5 Using a pencil, show students how to lightly trace an arc from one mark to the other. Note: Check the student's arcs before they begin cutting. Step 6 You are now ready for assembly! Note: You will have to double check this for younger students or do it yourself. Step 7 You can now review the lunar phases using your assembled booklet! Step 8 View the complete 29-day cycle of the Moon by turning it upside down so that the lit side of the moon is on the opposite side. Moon Phases. While teaching my students about moon phases an idea came up. We made a paper plate Moon Phase Book. The kids enjoyed creating the book and it helped them learn the phases. Here are a very photos of the book.

I stapled 8 pages together and then cut them out. I cut a circle with a handle, on the side so I could staple the pages into the book. We assembled the cover and inside cover first. Then, students did the pages, and finally we stapled the pages between the two plates. The link is the labels, cover and inside cover of the book. - Dana. Paper Moons I. Science for Kids: Aerospace Education - Smile  Play  Learn. Why Science? From a very early age, children interact with their environment, ask questions, and seek ways to answer those questions. Fostering children's scientific inquiry is a powerful way of nurturing their curiosity and helping them understand the natural world.

However, science literacy is extremely important not only to an individual child's development. It is also vital to global development. In its position statement on Parent Involvement in Science Learning, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) powerfully stated: "Historically, innovations in science and technology have been powerful forces for improving our quality of life and fueling economic development worldwide. One of our favorite science themes is outer space. According to the NSTA, "aerospace education is an important component of comprehensive preK–12 science education programs.

Lunar Diagram New moon, crescent, gibbous, half moon, full moon... Instructions 1. "Tranquility Base here. Neil Armstrong. Sweet’n Treats Blog | Anything Cupcakery | Anything Cupcakery. July 20th is Moon Day! I guess this holiday is very fitting since the last space shuttle is scheduled to land tomorrow, which will be the end of the shuttle program. Moon Day commemorates the day man first walked on the moon in 1969. The Apollo Space program, begun by President John F. Kennedy, was created to put the first man on the moon. Apollo 11 fulfilled that dream, carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin Aldrin, Jr. What an amazing and historic event it was! “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”. Moon & Stars Cupcakes I found a few interesting ways to celebrate Moon Day with some treats!

Blue Moon Cupcakes...I'm in heaven, no wait - outer space! The recipe can be found at The Bitchin’ Kitchin’ website. Another idea to add a little extra touch to this great cupcake is to use our collection of beer logo edible cupcake toppers, where we feature the Blue Moon logo! Craft Corner: Oreo Moon Phases Here’s how to get started: Why is Pluto Not a Planet? Tutorial. Lunar Phases Interactive. NASA Project Gives Students Virtual Tour of Mars - Digital Education.

The Curiosity, an SUV-size vehicle, is roving the surface of Mars, collecting information on soil, rocks, and other data that scientists hope will enhance their understanding of the red planet. Soon, students from across the country will be roving, virtually, right along with it. Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m., Eastern time, a trio of organizations will be hosting a "virtual field trip" to Mars, which will give students and teachers detailed information on the rover's mission and its work.

The virtual program, titled "Journey to the Extreme: Your V.I.P. Pass to Mars," also will be archived for schools' future use, for those who miss the initial launch. The program will include information presented by scientists and engineers who have worked on the rover project, including Leland Melvin, NASA associate administrator for education and an astronaut, and Dave Lavery, program executive for NASA's solar system exploration and the Curiosity's mission. SpaceCamera.