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Resources for the Great American Eclipse
posted by: Melissa | August 10, 2017, 06:48 PM   

On August 21st, 2017, a total solar eclipse will stretch from the Pacific to the Atlantic, stretching across the entirety of the continental United States. The eclipse will begin around Newport, OR at 10:15 am (local time) and will end around Charleston, SC at 2:48 pm (local time). This means that the majority of the United States will be in school during the eclipse, with some schools even extending hours to avoid sending students home during the darkest period.

This provides teachers with an invaluable opportunity to teach students about eclipses and get students excited about astronomy. Here are some resources to help you with that task!

Solar Eclipse Across America Educational Materials & Video

PBS LearningMedia Teacher Toolkit

NASA K-12 Education Eclipse Page

Astronomical Society of the Pacific 2017 Solar Eclipse Resources

American Association of Physics Resources for Teachers

Reading, Writing, & Eclipse-Watching: How We Got Our Students Excited About Aug. 21 Educational Resources

NISE Net Total Solar Eclipse Resources

16 Ways to Study the Total Solar Eclipse in Your Classroom

NSTA: Solar Science: Exploring Sunspots, Seasons, Eclipses, and More!

Multiverse Eclipse Resources

Discovery Education: Great American Eclipse

Larry Ferlazzo: Best Resources for Learning About the 2017 Solar Eclipse

UCRSI Total Solar Eclipse 2017

STEM Development Foundation Teacher Resource Center

How are you planning to celebrate the eclipse in your classroom?

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