When G1.3 students came to class, they were very excited about the upcoming solar eclipse and had lots of questions about it.
Emanie: Has an eclipse ever happened before?
Emanie: Are we going to stay up for it?
Emma: Can we die from the eclipse?
Griff: Are we going to become blind?
Minzhe: Can we become God during the eclipse?
Griff: Does it cause fires?
Lucy: Can animals go blind? What about fish?
Teddy: Are you supposed to stay inside?
Johnny: Can you wear the glasses blind people wear?
Claire: Why does the eclipse happen?
Siena: How does the moon go in front of the sun?
Arwyn: Does the sun change colour?
Emanie: Why in Indonesia during the eclipse does it go totally black?
Minzhe: Can I see the 'Monkey King'?
Emanie: is the eclipse going to last until 12?
Claire: When does it start?
Lucy: When does it finish?
Johnny: Will it break things?
Shotaro: How big is the eclipse?
Shotaro: Will a meteor crash into the sun?
Johnny: Why does it have to keep happening?
Griff: How often does it happen?
Teddy: When was the first time?
We decided to do some research, but before we did students shared their ideas.
Johnny: They happen all of the time. My dad told me they happen like once a month.
Griff: No, I don't think so. They don't happen very much.
Siena: Like maybe like once a year.
Claire: Yes, I think they happen like once a year, or something.
Griff: I think less, because Ms Leah said she remembers a time when she was a little girl there was a partial solar eclipse. Do you remember another one, Ms Leah? I don't think they happen too much.
Johnny: No, it's like once a month they happen.
Griff: You don't have to stay up for it, because it's like 9:30 in the morning or something. I think it's at snack time.
Claire: You can't die from an eclipse, but you can go blind.
Adam: That's why you can't look at the sun. The light can go in your eyes or something.
Teddy: Maybe animals can also go blind if they like look up at the sky or something, because sometimes you might not know that an animal can't see too well.
We decided to do some research to find out the answers to our questions.
We first looked at a couple of sources to find out some general information about eclipses.
Then equipped with some general knowledge about eclipses, we took turns reading aloud an article to find out more about the eclipse tomorrow.
Afterwards we completed our research:
Emanie: Are you going to email this all to my parents so they know?
Ms Leah: Do I need to?
Ms Leah: Why not?
Siena: Because we know it all now.
Ms Leah: Yes, you now are experts.
Please ask us what we found out!