Teachers may live stream the total eclipse beginning at 9 a.m. utilizing the following link: NASA TV Link: https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html#public

Why a total solar eclipse is such a huge deal

How to safely view a solar eclipse

What time will I experience the eclipse in my school?

(from EclipseAmerica.org)

More Links:

  • www.space.com: Reading, Writing & Eclipse-Watching: How We Got Our Students Excited About Aug. 21
  • www.timeanddate.com: What the Eclipse Will Look Like Near the Maximum Point
  • www.timeanddate.com: 9 Facts About the US Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017
  • https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/: NASA invites you to experience the 2017 solar eclipse in many fun, creative, and challenging ways from family-friendly activities to sophisticated science projects. These activities have been designed to help engage your curiosity and challenge your mind.
  • KidsEclipse: Teach the Astronomy:  is designed for the Kindergarten to Sixth grade student. Here you will learn what an eclipse is and why it happens
  • Planning Your Eclipse Party
  • Eclipse Art Projects
  • https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/math-challenges: Here are a selection of math challenges that will take you through some of the basic mathematics related to the August 21, 2017 eclipse.  The mathematics level span all grades and abilities from elementary proportions and algebra all the way up to trigonometry and, yes, the calculus!
  • https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-kit: Get ready for the Eclipse Across America that occurs on August 21, 2017. All across the USA, everyone can observe a partial to total eclipse of the sun. To prepare for this rare sight, an Eclipse Kit has been developed with activities suitable for families, community outreach and summer camp programs. People of all ages can learn about the sun, moon and eclipses through fun hands-on STEM activities. The kit includes an activity guide as well as a number of online extension resources.
  • http://eclipse.siu.edu/about/educators/classroom-activities/: Classroom Activities
  • www.brainpop.com/science/space/eclipse/: A BrainPop video explaining the solar eclipse

 

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