Archive: Science Update: An Eclipse 'Double-Header' is Coming this School Year! August 31, 2023

There will be an annular eclipse this fall and a total eclipse next spring visible in the U.S. Join veteran astronomers and educators Dennis Schatz and Andrew Fraknoi to learn more about what's happening, where the eclipses will be visible, how to view them safely, and what classroom-tested, hands-on activities are available for your use. 

The eclipses will be on October 14, 2023 (annular) and April 8, 2024 (total). Everyone in North America will see at least a partial solar eclipse. NSTA has a wide range of materials available for your use, and in this Science Update the presenters will go through the most useful things you can do for your students, your school, and your community.

All individuals receive a certificate of participation and 100 NSTA activity points for attending the live seminar and completing the end-of-program survey. A certificate of participation is not awarded for watching the recorded version of the program.

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Below are comments from individuals who attended the seminar:

  • "Great information for those who are already familiar as well as those who may not be as knowledgeable about eclipses."
  • "I appreciate the educational ideas, learning about the phases of the moon. I also enjoyed the idea of having a STEM day at school on the eclipse day."
  • "The way the presenter articulated safety precautions while being exposed to this natural event."

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