Eclipse 2017

Total Solar Eclipse Provides Unique Teaching Opportunities

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On the afternoon of August 21, 2017 a total solar eclipse will be visible through much of the United States.  While your students are in class on that Monday afternoon the sky will go dark for several minutes and the day will seem as night......check out this informational PDF with links to resources.



Eclipse Map
Apple & Android App - Eclipse Safari - (free) and web version
Exploratorium - Great website - also have app with which you can watch the eclipse



The eclipse is Monday, August 21.
It begins at 1:10 and concludes at 3:56.
Peak time is at 2:35.


Why you shouldn't look at the sun - watch this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSXwOUOs5ps


NO GLASSES - NO PROBLEM - here are other ways to watch the eclipse:

1.  Watch it live by going to one of these live-stream links:
https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-live-stream
https://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse

2. Create a 'pinhole projector' out of a box and a bit of foil.  Check out the videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFFyX88zRKg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATz09bOeNP0



How will animals react to the eclipse?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTY3TTxOCCU


Flashback to 1979 - Some of us might remember:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3WL-f_c5ss

National Geographic explains the eclipse:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpH9Lv8QYjc

Will we see any Bailey's Beads?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RU-gmvVsST8