This idea is from NASA and the Exploratorium
On Monday, August 21st, the United States will be experiencing a very rare event - a total solar eclipse. The goal of this mission is to help to prepare you for the big day. It will only occur for a few minutes. It is important to know what it is, what will happen, and how you can watch it safely.
What You Need and What To Do
Go to the following websites to learn more about what a solar eclipse is and what you must do to view it safely. Search and explore the links on these website too to gather as much information as you can about what the eclipse is and how to view it safely.
Please remember to make a Mission Report to record answers to the following questions: What happens during a solar eclipse? How can you view a solar eclipse safely?
You can earn Bonus BrainPower points if you can make a model of how the sun, Earth, and moon interact to make a solar eclipse.
What's Going On?
This is the time to prepare for this big event. Find out where you are going to be on Monday, August 21st so that you know how much of the Eclipse there will be at that spot. You can also join us at GSB for an Eclipse party!! More information will be available next week.
Be a citizen scientist during the Eclipse by helping NASA collect information with this app: GLOBE Observer Eclipse App