At-Home Solar Eclipse! Activity


  • Flashlight
  • Small ball (representing the Moon)
  • Bigger ball (representing the Earth)
  • Spectacular Science Total Solar Eclipse Video (shown below)
  • An adult science helper!

Check out the video below to start the activity!

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Directions: Watch the Spectacular Science video (above) explaining how solar eclipses happen. Now, time to make your own, at home! You will need a few helpers for this. First, take the flashlight and point it at the smaller ball (Moon). Then, put the bigger ball (Earth) behind the smaller ball. Now, turn on the flashlight! You will notice that the shadow of the smaller ball is cast on the bigger ball. This is how a solar eclipse happens: the Moon casts a shadow on the Earth creating the total eclipse we see!