Create Dynamic Art Using the Eclipse!

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What happens to light as it passes through a hole? This is the main question centered around the designing of a solar eclipse dynamic art piece that uses a solar eclipse and paper to create a pinhole projection of the art.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners think about which direction the moon starts covering the sun in the solar eclipse, and how the design of their dynamic art piece could be affected by this
Classroom Considerations
  • Resource suggests taking time to plan a design before the solar eclipse takes place
  • Gather the art materials as well as the eclipse viewing materials ahead of time
  • Ensure safety is in place when allowing students to use sharp objects to poke holes in paper
  • Provides images of ideas for creating eclipse art
  • Offers an optional activity for viewing the eclipse with binoculars (not looking directly through them)
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