Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Solar Eclipse

Yesterday there was great excitment as we went outside to view a solar eclipse of the sun.
We learned that the word eclipse means move in front of, and the moon was moving across the sky, in front the sun. 
Stan Swan made a viewer  for us with a camera and a  tripod a dentist's mirror partly covered in tin foil. He projected the image of the eclipse on a classroom wall.
We were all able to watch the eclipse with special solar glasses.We know that looking at the sun without solar glasses can damage your eyes!!!!!

Back in the classroom Mr Swan helped us model the eclipse with an apple,an orange and a lemon as the moon,the sun and the earth.

No comments: