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Use a circular template and chalk to create your very own eclipse art!

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Hints for uses in your library This is a great way to integrate art into learning about the eclipse!
Related Links Websites:
What Is an Eclipse?
Why Do Eclipses Happen?
Lunar Eclipses and Solar Eclipses
How is the sun completely blocked in an eclipse?
What is a solar eclipse?

Videos:
Tracing the 2017 Solar Eclipse
2017 Total Solar Eclipse's Path Across the U.S
How Does a Lunar Eclipse Work?
What is a Solar Eclipse? - Space Place in a Snap!
How Scientists Predicted Corona’s Appearance During Aug. 21, 2017, Total Solar Eclipse
Originating Source J. Henricks, L. Mayo, E. DeVore
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When the Sun Goes Dark by Andrew Fraknoi and Dennis Schatz
Eclipses by Martha E H Rustad
Eclipses; Night Sky Series by Nick Hunter
The Moon Book Gail Gibbons
The Big Eclipse by Nancy Coffelt
Go See the Eclipse: and Take a Kid with You by Chap Percival
American Eclipse by David Baron
Sun, Moon, Earth: the History of Solar Eclipses, from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets by Tyler E Nordgren
The Eclipse: a Guatemalan Folktale by Nicholas Beatty and Antonio Ixtamer

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01/09/2018

Fun activity for eclipse viewing, or Space programs in general.

My library did the Eclipse Chalk Art project for the big eclipse in August 2017. It was a great project, because the supplies were easy to gather and could accommodate large groups of people. Since the Eclipse was largely covered with clouds by us, kids really liked making their own eclipses as a souvenir of the day.

Additionally, the attached guide was a phenomenal resource in general, not just for the eclipse, but for programming purposes in general. There are lots of good projects outlined, and explanations provided for lots of solar and lunar events.

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Eclipse Chalk Art

Eclipse Chalk Art

Use a circular template and chalk to create your very own eclipse art!