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Eclipses and the Sun Pin
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What do the sun, moon and earth have in common with you? An eclipse! …if you are lucky enough to see one. Did you know that there are two major types of eclipses? What causes them? What do they look like? Have you ever experienced one? Well, now is your chance! Do these interesting activities to earn your Eclipses and the Sun pin and learn about eclipses too.

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Begin by completing a PRE-TEST containing questions about the Sun and eclipses. Discuss with your leader what else you would like to learn. You and your Leader may email questions to mitzi.adams@msfc.nasa.gov to be compiled into a Frequently Asked Questions list.
 
 
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Draw a schematic diagram of a solar eclipse.
 
 
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Draw a schematic diagram of a lunar eclipse.
 
 
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Observe an eclipse, either in person or by webcast. (This could be a partial or total solar eclipse or a partial or total lunar eclipse.)
 
 
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Observe and log moon phases through one cycle using the LUNAR OBSERVATIONS CHART .
 
 
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Track sunspots over one-half rotation using the SUNSPOT TRACKING CHART .
 
 
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Use the SOLAR FLARE DIARY template to keep a diary of solar flares for at least two weeks.
 
 
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When you finish the above requirements, fill out the POST-TEST and return it with this requirement sheet to your leader.
 
 
To get your Eclipses and the Sun pin, finish each of these activities and have your leader sign them off. When you complete the requirements, your leader will send in this form so you can receive your pin.

Your name and troop number: ______________________________________________________
Your leader's name: ______________________________________________________
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Last Updated: January 03, 2007