On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. The NASA eclipse website will broadcast the solar eclipse live and offer advice for safe eclipse viewing. On the site, you’ll find activities, events, broadcasts, and resources from NASA and its partners across the nation. Remember, when viewing a solar eclipse, you should not look at the sun or eclipse without solar eclipse viewing glasses. You can also use pinhole projectors. NASA has .STL files that can be downloaded and printed on a 3D printer. There are separate files for each state and directions for use.
On August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will occur in North America. Those in the path of totality-parts of Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North and South Carolina—will see the moon completely eclipse the sun. Observers in the rest of the contiguous United States will see a partial solar eclipse. The solar eclipse is a perfect teachable moment for students. Whether you plan to watch live with your students or plan lessons around the eclipse, here are a few resources for teaching about the solar eclipse.
You Be The Chemist Challenge, sponsored by the Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF), is an interactive academic contest that encourages students in grades 5–8 to explore chemistry concepts and their real-world applications.