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The Solar Eclipse Experience

22.03.2015

On Friday 20th March we were lucky to experience the almost-total solar eclipse from our school playgrounds. Every child in school was involved, from the kindergartens (ages 3 to 6) up to class 8 (age 13-14).  It was an ideal day for Class 7, who are studying astronomy as part of their main lesson and science curriculum!

We set up binocular and pinhole projectors, the children used colanders and other pinholes as well as reflcetors to project their own images of the eclipse, and there was plenty of direct viewing through safety foil.

Here are some of the images from the day…

Class 1 children and teacher setting up pinhole viewers

Class 1 children and teacher setting up pinhole viewers

Classes 1-8 come out to see the eclipse

Classes 1-8 come out to see the eclipse

Colander projection on somebody's back!

Colander projection on somebody’s back!

 

 

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Binocular projection onto paper

 

Image through safety foil

Image through safety foil

 

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