Students hold up models of Earth, the Sun, and the Moon with the Moon between Earth and the Sun.


Tuesday, October 10, 10 to 10:45 a.m. PDT (1 to 1:45 p.m. EDT)


Online (link will be provided to registered participants)

Target Audience:

Educators and K-12 students


Join the JPL Education team as they discuss how eclipses happen and talk about how to safely view a solar eclipse. Then build your own model of the Earth-Moon-Sun system and have your eclipse questions answered in preparation for the Oct.14 annular eclipse.

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  • Modeling the Earth-Moon System

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    Grades 6-8

    Time 30 mins - 1 hr

  • All Moon Lessons for Educators

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    Grades K-12

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