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Welcome to the Science Essentials website, the learning zone for kids, teachers and parents for Key Stage 2 science (ages 7-11).

Find out loads more about science by investigating the three areas: Choose Life, Material World and Get Physical. Or search via the QCA index, the English National Curriculum or the Scottish Curriculum for more specific results.

If you are a teacher, take some time to read the Teachers' Notes area, this will help you get the best out of the Science Essentials website.

 
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Check out our A-Z of scientific words and terms.
 
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Question
What is an eclipse?
   
Answer
 
There are two sorts. An eclipse of the Moon is when the Earth gets between the Sun and the Moon and its shadow can be seen on the Moon. An eclipse of the Sun is when the Moon gets between the Earth and the Sun, covering part or all of it.

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