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
  • Alien Adventure
    create a show
  •   Share your Ideas 

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. Perhaps 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

We LOVE to brag about our 3DuxDesign Innovators! Here are some ways to share:

Post your projects with us on social using the tag and hashtags @3duxdesign #3duxdesign 

Submit your project using this form for a chance to be featured on the 3DuxDesign Global Student Showcase!  

Send us photos of your project, your sketches, your story, and any videos 


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The Christmas star of 2020

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Welcome to Zoopollo Mission 2020.

The first successful transport of non-human earth life to a new galaxy. A select few endangered species were introduced to Planet Zoobee  with a goal to provide a nurturing and safe environment to repopulate. To date, all species are thriving and overall population expanded to 230%!!

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stem with friends remote playdates

3DuxDesign wants to help keep kids connected. let us host a STEM With Friends Remote Playdate. Send each friend a kit and we will schedule a free design/build activity for you  and 5-10 of your besties  

Contact marci@3duxdesign.com for details

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