Tag Archives: Sun

A Children’s Book that Explains Eclipses the Way You Would






Everyone across the country is getting ready to view the sky event of the decade – the All American total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.  Older kids may have studied eclipses in an earth science or general science class. But there is a way to get younger kids ready to view the solar eclipse. […]

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Science Teachers Needed to Support Libraries’ Solar Eclipse Events






Public libraries across the country are receiving 2 million eclipse viewing glasses and a booklet of information to help prepare the public to view the sky event of the decade – the All American total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.  (This distribution of glasses is supported by the Moore Foundation and Google.) Please consider […]

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Shadow formation and natural or electric light






At mid-December the children’s morning shadows are recognizably long. Over time, through repeated observations made formally or just in casual comments, children begin to notice that the position of the sun in the sky changes during the day. Kindergartners may notice that the sun also changes position during the year, depending on how often they […]

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Discovering Science: teaching science and a sense of history (sun and shadows, grades 4-5)






Do students really know about the importance of the sun and the shadows it casts? They may be fascinated to know that hundreds of years ago the sun was the key to helping people know the time of day. NSTA’s “Discovering Science” lesson on the sun and shadows lets students explore how shadows can be […]

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Simulation of the Sun’s annual path in the sky






—From the NSTA Learning Center

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