In science class, we are learning about solar eclipses. It is very interesting. In class we discussed what the difference is between a total solar eclipse and a partial solar eclipse and why they are so special. We made a model of a solar eclipse using an orange (standing on a tissue paper roll) as the earth, a cherry tomato on a toothpick (being held up by clay) as the moon; and a flashlight as the sun. We turned off the classroom lights and turned our flashlights on. The light made a dark shadow of the cherry tomato (moon) on the orange (earth). When we moved the flashlight from left to right and up and down, it was cool to watch the dark shadow move across the orange (earth) just like an eclipse. When we moved the cherry tomato (moon) just like the flashlight, it did the same thing, but moved only in one direction. I loved this experiment. It was so fun. I hope to do more in the future! (pictured the boys are performing the experiment). This article was written by Brooke and she is in the 6th grade of Middle School at Mill Springs Academy.