Friday, 20 March 2015

Solar Eclipse

This morning we thought that it was going to be too cloudy to see the eclipse, but then blue appeared in the sky and the cloud thinned creating perfect conditions for the viewing. We were all careful not to look directly at the sun, so Woodpeckers and Kingfishers made pinhole cameras to see the moon slowly casting it's shadow and also watched on BBC News. When the eclipse reached its peak, we all went outside expecting the birds to go silent and the school chickens to go to bed, but actually, it was more like dawn with the birds singing much louder and the chickens looking bothered that they had not been fed before what they thought was bed time! Adults and children alike were in awe of what was happening and at the science that we had learned about in the classroom actually happening in real life and on such a massive scale.

To find out more, try this BBC link:

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