• Solar Eclipse August 21 2017

    On Monday, August 21, 2017, Cleveland will experience a solar eclipse for the first time in 99 years. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon is in the new moon phase and travels between the Earth and the sun. It’s position will cast a shadow on the earth and cause the sky to become increasingly dark between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m., with the moon covering about 80 percent of the sun at 2:31 p.m.

    Because many classes will be incorporating learning experiences around this rare celestial event, and because safety precautions must be in place before viewing an eclipse, CMSD has constructed this website to present lesson planning ideas and guidelines for safe viewing.


    CMSD Resources 


    Additional resources recommended by our Curriculum & Instruction Staff: 

     Solar Eclipse Video Solar Eclipse - The Dr. Binocs Show
    Learn about Solar Eclipse with Dr. Binocs. Hey kids, have you ever heard about an eclipse? Do you know where the sun hides during an eclipse and what is it c... 

     Solar Eclipse 2017 Path of Totality - Bill Nye & the Totally Awesome Total Eclipse
    Bill Nye explains the basics of a solar eclipse, the path of totality, and how to safely view a solar eclipse with National Park Ranger Coral O'Riley. Subscribe to ... 

     Solar Eclipse 2017 Ask An Eye Doc: How do I safely look directly at a solar eclipse?
    On 8/21/17, a total solar eclipse will be visible in a path that travels across the entire United States. All areas outside that path will see a partial eclipse. But ... 

     Solar Eclipse How to Safely Watch a Solar Eclipse
    It's safe to look directly at Sun when its bright face is totally eclipsed by the Moon, but at all other times you must follow the safety advice provided her... 

    NASA resources for EDUCATORS & FAMILIES

     Solar Eclipse Live Streaming Video
    12 p.m. EDT - Eclipse Preview Show
    1 p.m. EDT - Solar Eclipse: Through the Eyes of NASA.
    The program will feature views from NASA research aircraft, high-altitude balloons, satellites and specially-modified telescopes and live reports from cities across the nation.

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    Countdown to the Eclipse

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    Como Ver el Eclipse Solar del 2017 con Seguridad

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    Resources for K-12 Educators

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    NASA “Space Place” Resources for Upper Elementary Grades

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    Safety Guidelines

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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    Downloadable maps, posters, fact sheets, safety bulletins, etc.
    [Please credit NASA!]

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    NASA Eclipse Kit & Activity Guide

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    Views of the Eclipse from the International Space Station (ISS)

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    Scheduled Events/Locations