As many of you may already know from the news and facebook (which pretty much is my news), there is a solar eclipse coming Monday August 21st. There will be a total solar eclipse viewable in a path across the united states. Below is a map provided by nasa that shows the path of the total eclipse.
You can actually enter your zip code in the following web link (the link will direct you to vox website and there you enter your zip) to see how much of the sun will be eclipsed in your city and state.
Being as how this is a fairly rare event, and I’m homeschooling now, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to come up with a lesson plan on solar eclipse’s for my 5 and 8 year old. I will paste a link for the lesson plan I made, pretty much from google, on here and you can use it for your own family.
I’m hoping to be able to travel to Paducah, Ky to see the total eclipse with my family. It is the closest viewable site to our home (still a little over a 3 hour drive). There are tons of stoppable points across the us. You can google places to go for the total eclipse and page after page will pop up.
I hope you enjoy your eclipse day with your family and friends, and can take this opportunity to learn a little more about it. There is always something we can learn every day, and even if it isn’t always learning material we are planning to present to our kids, we can learn it for our own knowledge as adults. Always keep learning!! God Bless
Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens.
Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one
and calls forth each of them by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength,
not one of them is missing.