Celebrate Your Inner Space Geek and Share it With Your Students!

Crowd of people looking at eclipse in Paris, France. Photo from the Library of Congress

Yep. we are both more than a little excited about this once in a lifetime experience. The Solar Eclipse on August 21st offers a great chance to truly teach (with active learning and observation), about the cosmos.

We have compiled a list of resources for use while teaching about the eclipse including webinars, lectures, podcasts, lesson plans, maps.... well you get the picture. The list goes on and on. We have also worked with great partners to create some resources and have collaborated with them as well to curate resources. Click on the links below to access the resources and feel free to share them with others!

Most importantly...Be safe! Be outside but protect your eyes. Check out this NASA link for safety tips.


For a great link to historical primary sources and content from the Library of Congress check out this Annotated Resource Set created by the Western Region Teaching with Primary Sources team.

For links to the upcoming MiniPages and student developed content check out the Colorado Newspapers in Education resource page.

For resources from science and space partners like NASA and the American Astronomical Association (and who could forget Bill Nye) click here.

For recommendations from the National Park Service and National Park Foundation click here.

For webinars, podcasts, and video check out this link

For lesson plans check out this link.

For articles and student content check out this link.

For the whole list - just click here and share!

As a closing note .... we wanted to share one of our favorite videos that tells students about each phase of an eclipse, how to see it in the totality plain and the C1, C2, C3 and C4 phases!  Don't miss each part of an eclipse and meet a fellow geek who created an app that will help you identify the exact place to stand to see a total eclipse and follow the phases!  Bring on the Shadow Snakes, Diamond Ring and Bailey's Beads!

Thank you #smartereveryday !

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