Kit 1: Sun-Moon-Earth Connections

Sun Earth Moon Kit

The Sun-Earth-Moon Connections Kit focuses on activities and experiences that better help patrons understand their place in space, and how the Sun and Moon impact our planet. Major content areas in this kit include: modeling both lunar and solar eclipses with easy to use tools, detecting ultraviolet light in a creative way, using sorting cards to explore concepts relating to size, distance, and temperature, and an experiential activity that allows for a greater understanding of the vast scale of our Solar System.

Students interacting with this kit will increase their understanding of the following three key concepts:

  • Models help us understand scale and concepts pertaining to our vast universe
  • The Sun and Moon effect Earth in different ways.
  • Scientific tools enable us to make more insightful observations

Kit 1 Facilitation Guide
This guide describes the contents of the kits and the programming activities using the contents.

Additional Resources for the Sun-Earth-Moon Connections Kit:

Modeling Meaningful Eclipses

UV Kid

Sorting Games: How Big?  How Far?  How Hot?

Jump to Jupiter

Calendar and Form to Reserve

Sun-Moon-Earth STEM Kit

Request for Sun-Moon-Earth STEM Kit

Click here to access the request form for reserving the Sun-Moon-Earth STEM Kit from the Tennessee State Library and Archives.