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In this lesson, students explore how eclipses happen and why Einstein needed a total eclipse to image stars near the Sun in order to demonstrate how the Sun's mass bends the light from a far away star. Using a foam ball and a lamp, learners create a solar eclipse, a lunar eclipse, and learn more about why the moon appears differently from one night to the next. The activity needs to be done in a very dark room and requires a very bright light (e.g., a lamp without a shade) and a very dim light (e.g., like one found on a keychain). This activity is part of the Cosmic Times teachers guide and is intended to be used in conjunction with the 1919 Cosmic Times Poster.

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    Middle School,NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Grade 8,High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC),Physical sciences:Motion and forces,Space Science,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Earth and space science:Earth, moon and sun:Eclipses,Astrophysics,Physics,Geoscience,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123123029T,Grade 7

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