Although the Eclipse has come and gone there is still plenty of opportunity to use the Sun for science experiments. Many of these activities don’t need a live eclipse (we prepared for cloud too!), and for the specific eclipse ones it is possible to use archive footage of the eclipse. This is cool: short timelapse or a full 3 hours worth (at least on youtube you can fast forward!)
So if you fancy learning more about the Sun and the Sun/Earth/Moon connection take a look.
Solar Detective Handbook
Here is the booklet which the children were given at the Madley Event
At the event we ran this exercise
Some Solar Facts
Exercises and experiments
The following two experiments can be done any time.
Here are some links to good External Resources.
Edible eclipse activities from the British Science Association
Be an Eclipse Data Collector with the BBC’s Stargazing Live
I helped to run the Into Space Event at Madley Environmental Centre in Herefordshire. Further details here.
Here’s a graphic showing how the eclipse unfolded: the small black bar shows totality, and the shadow areas had a partial eclipse.