Eclipse Flipbook

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In this activity, learners make flipbooks of drawings showing the progression of a Total Solar Eclipse. Learners can use images of an eclipse or have lenticulars available so they can observe the real thing. Learners can also hypothesize about the appearance of the corona.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Copies of the flipbook handouts
  • White cardstock (optional)
  • Eclipse lenticulars or printed out images of the progression of an eclipse
  • Crayons or colored markers, especially yellows, black, and blues
  • Scissors
  • Staplers


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Astronomy
    • Earth, Moon and Sun
      • Eclipses
    • Solar System
      • The Sun

Informal Categories

  • Arts and Crafts


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities