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Things to Do

Invite the children to illustrate what they observe during the lunar eclipse. They may want to create a “lunar eclipse comic strip.”

Have the children create a myth or legend about why lunar eclipses occur. Share these stories and then explore the scientific explanation for why we have eclipses.

Fruit Loops: Exploring Our Moon's Phases and the Reason for Eclipses - Explore the causes of lunar phases and lunar eclipses using Styrofoam balls and a strong light in an activity where you take center stage as our Earth!

 

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