Whether you are in the path of totality or not, the upcoming solar eclipse is a big deal and cause for excitement. The last time a total solar eclipse swept the whole width of the U.S. was in 1918 and this is the first solar eclipse exclusive to the U.S. since before the nation’s founding.
There’s still time to do some activities and plan where and how you are going to view the eclipse. The following resources should help. And if you won’t be able to see it, check out the interactive simulators or watch a live broadcast. We have our glasses on hand and some activities printed and prepped!
About this eclipse
- Bill Nye & the Totally Awesome Total Eclipse
- NASA Eclipse 2017 – activities, events, broadcasts, and resources from NASA and their partners across the nation.
What Will Happen During the Solar Eclipse? from SciShow Kids
What creates a total solar eclipse? by TED-Ed
- Watch a live broadcast
Types of solar eclipses
- infographic from Time and Date
Crafts & Activities
Model of Earth & Moon’s orbit free download
- Solar corona chalk art
- Make a pinhole projector
- Learn about the phases of the moon with these free cards and journal page
- Make a Giant Paper Mache Moon
- Make a sun catcher
- 10 Solar Eclipse Books for Kids from Books and Giggles