A Galaxy in Motion 

Learn about the axes, orbits, and how

 the sun, moon and earth move.


Solar and Lunar Eclipses

Learn about how the earth and moon's orbits cause an eclipse and make the first ever HUMAN eclipse.

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Build a Galaxy and Eclipses

Build a model to see how solar and lunar eclipses work. Make some space creatures to populate the galaxy.

Presented by:

Janet Ivey

CEO and Creator, Janet's Planet

To print this activity simply drag the sheets in the tabs below onto you desktop

  • A Galaxy in Motion
    sun, moon and earth
  • Solar and Lunar Eclipses
    how they work
  • Materials

  • Make your Models 
    solar and lunar eclipse
  • Let's Play
    create a show
  •   Share your Ideas 
     for a free Janet's Planet Kit 

Drag the worksheet onto your desktop to print

Drag this worksheet onto your desktop to print

For this activity, you can use any of the 3DuxDesign Architectural modeling sets below, 3Dux connectors with your own craft materials or use only materials in your home. 

  • Any 3DuxDesign architecture kit (try our new Space Station mini-kit) or 3DuxDesign connectors + recycled cardboard 

  • flashlight

    If you don't have access to 3Dux materials, try these instead:

  • shoe or other cardboard box

  • scissors (always cut cardboard with help from an adult)

  • crayons, markers or paint materials

  • tape

  • string

  • printer: print some of our space creatures and storyboard template (see "Let's Play") and create a performance to bring your galaxy to life and wow your friends. (Create and share a youtube video of your performance for free Special Edition Janet's Planet Kit)

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The Rocketship Set

Now that you created an amazing galaxy and eclipse model, it's time to have even more fun! Use this storyboard and these characters (or your draw your own) to create a truly out of this world performance. Maybe there is a an alien that comes to visit Earth. What happens if you don't speak the same language or eat the same foods? How can you make your alien feel welcome? Create a story, video your performance, share it on youtube to win one of our Special Edition Janet's Planet/3DuxDesign Space Station Kits. 

* You can also take photos of your performance along with your story board and we can post them for you!

Drag these images onto your desktop to print 

how to Make your paper characters come to life

email info@3duxdesign.com

1. Send photos of project plus any sketches, brainstorming ideas, work in progress. Even "mess-ups" are great for sharing! 

2. Include written description or drawings if available

3. Video presentation with link to youtube or vimeo 

 * any photo/video with child needs signed release (drag onto desktop, fill out and return photo of signed document) 

5. Share your post on Facebook and/or instagram with tags @3duxdesign , @billionboxproject , @3duxuniversity 


We met Janet Ives of Janet's Planet at the Destination Imagination Global Finals when 3DuxDesign teen founders Ayana and Ethan were asked to speak at the world's largest creativity event! We are thrilled to now have the opportunity to work with Janet and her friends at NASA on this project. Read more about Janet on the 3DuxDesign faculty page and watch the Janet's Planet Program Series on youtube. 

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