Some classes have been looking at a range of artists’ work that feature the sun and eclipses. They have created their own masterpieces.
Classes have been creating poetry linked to the eclipse with some classes hoping to submit entries to the Edinburgh Science festival’s Sci-Ku poetry competition.
We had the televisions set up in the dining hall to show the Star Gazing live broadcast. The children were amazed to watch the total eclipse and at the same time see how dark it got outside. As it was so cloudy the children were able to go outside and experience how cold it became during the eclipse and they also noticed that it got windier. Primary 7 children measured air temperature and wind speed during the eclipse, this was part of a National Science event. We also had some solar glasses and when we had gaps in the cloud some children were able to use these to view the eclipse.
The family centre children took part in Sean Batty’s live eclipse event and are really looking forward to their visit from Jon Davis (Think Science) next week when he brings along an inflatable planetarium to Carlibar for the day.