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Solar Eclipse Activities

The solar eclipse on August 21st will be here before you know it. NASA has a education section that is just for homeschool!  NASA There are family activities, lessons, downloadable pdf’s, videos, book suggestions, and edible science projects.

If you would like a solar eclipse guide AND a pair of glasses, Lowe’s is the place to go!

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Here are some more books for your astronomer: Solar Eclipse 2017

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The Big Eclipse Activity Book   

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Eddie’s Eclipse

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Boy Scouts of America has a DIY eclipse viewer that you can make from a shoe box.

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If you would like to create a visual for your future astronomer, here is a craft that you can create. I love this visual and used it in my Earth and Space Science class; your daughter will be able to manipulate the model of the sun, moon, and Earth to gain a better understanding of what occurs.  Not only can you make a solar eclipse, but all the phases of the moon and a lunar eclipse.  CLICK HERE

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Here is a video for your children to watch:  Solar Eclipse

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Be sure and take advantage of this event for your son to experience this rare phenomenon. Make sure you go over the safety issue of not looking directly at the sun during the eclipse.

Happy viewing!

~Lisa