postheadericon How to Create a Working Model of Eclipses

Building models are useful for science projects. They help you get a better grade and make concepts or events easier to visualize. Here are steps and tips that may help you to build a model of an eclipse.

How to Create a Working Model of Eclipses

1 Buy your supplies. You will need a ping-pong ball (for the moon), and two larger balls, a very large one for the sun and a somewhat smaller one for the earth.

How to Create a Working Model of Eclipses

2 Make holes at the bottom of the balls by heating a blade with a flame and poking it into the balls. You might have to do this several times if you’re using better-made balls.

How to Create a Working Model of Eclipses

3 Shove a stick into the holes, and connect all the sticks together with some wire. The sticks and the wire must be well-connected. 4 Attach the wire to a base. This can be plasticine, wood, cardboard or thermocol.

How to Create a Working Model of Eclipses

5 Paint your ‘solar system’ appropriately. You might want to insert a light bulb into the ‘sun’ so you can get the required shadow effects.

How to Create a Working Model of Eclipses

6 To insert a light bulb into the Sun ball, cut it in half. For this, heat a strong blade and slice it through. You might have to repeat this action. Then, place an LED bulb into the halves of the ball and connect it through the hole. then stick the halves together using super-glue or a similar substitute. 7 You can move the celestial bodies around to show an eclipse – both solar and lunar

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