Thanks to an eclipse lesson, our students understand the science behind the solar eclipse happening today. Americans last saw a total solar eclipse two decades ago. This is also the first solar eclipse to move from coast to coast since 1918.
The eclipse is an ideal time to engage your child about the solar system and inspire awe in our universe.
Even our youngest students were exposed to this lesson. Remember to use safety precautions if you are viewing the eclipse!
We recommend discussing an eclipse with children who understand that (1) the earth is a planet composed of land and water (2) a moon revolves around the earth and (3) a shadow is formed when an object blocks light. Here are some fun songs and visuals to guide your discussion of the eclipse: