The Solar Eclipse of 2017 (August 21, 2017) .... learn about and reflect on this once in a life time experience. This eclipse poster activity organizer is a fun sheet to use before and after the viewing. It is an 8.5 x 11 page, (landscape style). It will make a fun display and also a nice keepsake for parents.
Please note that this activity has a US map on it where totality viewing in the contiguous United States will happen.
This sheet does not introduce the terms umbra and penumbra, but they can easily be discussed when viewing the images on the poster.
On this eclipse activity, students will fill in the following before viewing:
✶What is a solar eclipse?
✶Why is it important to wear protective eyewear when viewing the eclipse?
✶They will also view the images of the moon moving over the sun. They are instructed to color the suns. This is great for discussion.
✶ Students view the map of the US showing the path of totality. They find their state and color it, and then answer whether or not there are viewing areas in their state to see totality.
After Viewing the solar eclipse 2017: (Parents will also enjoy reading this part)
✶Who were you with?
✶What did you do?
✶Where did you view it?
✶ When did you view it? date and time
The black/white solar eclipse themed images are fun to color, too.
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