Informational (nonfiction), 1,589 words, Level V (Grade 4), Lexile 1030L
Eclipses are amazing events that have caused wonder, fear, and excitement throughout history. This informative text explains the two different types of eclipses and how they occur. The reader will also learn what ancient people thought eclipses meant, the famous scientists who studied them, and how they learned to predict when eclipses will happen. Engaging photographs and diagrams enhance the text, and the book concludes with instructions on how to view eclipses safely.
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accuracy, astronomers, coincidence, cosmic, eclipses, light filters, obscured, omens, orbited, partial, predict, theory
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