The "All American" Eclipse Guide

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Are you ready for the biggest astrological event of the year? More importantly ... are you ready to share it with your scholars? Use a presentation filled with facts and diagrams to make sure everyone in class understands the importance and rarity of a total solar eclipse. Content includes the anatomy of an eclipse event and the safety precautions necessary for a comfortable viewing experience.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Get the class excited by creating pinhole eclipse viewers from cardboard and aluminum foil as an in-class project
  • Prepare some of the pre-eclipse activities to make the wait for the eclipse fly by
Classroom Considerations

  • Plan extra time to work with younger pupils on eclipse vocabulary and the sequence of events
  • Be sure to review health plans prior to planning an outdoor viewing activity
Pros

  • Presentation includes printable materials and engaging activities
  • The event planning ideas are a great way to get learners, parents, and the community involved in the school
Cons

  • None