Watch: Teaching Students About the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
An Animation for Science Teachers, Parents, and Kids!
In a few days, the United States will bear witness to a total solar eclipse — a spectacular celestial event that’s rarely visible from any specific location on earth. The last time a total solar eclipse passed from coast to coast in the U.S. was 1918, and it won’t visit the U.S. again until 2024 — and in that occurrence, it will hit fewer states.
That means that the 2017 eclipse is likely a once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity for children across the country. To make the science behind the event accessible for young learners, we’ve created a fun animation featuring the stars of eclipse: the one and only Moon, and her pal, Sun. Check it out here:
To learn more about the 2017 total solar eclipse, explore the following resources:
- Space.com → Total Solar Eclipse 2017: When, Where and How to See It (Safely)
- NASA → Eclipse: Who? What? Where? When? and How?
- The National Weather Service → 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
- The National Parks Service → 2017 Solar Eclipse
- National Geographic → How to See the Best Solar Eclipse in a Century
- National Geographic → How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse
NASA will be live-streaming the eclipse on the day of the event here:
Watch NASA's video streams of the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse, broadcast on NASA television and live from…www.nasa.gov
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