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Thursday, August 3 • 9:00am - 11:15am
Using the Aug. 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse to Support Science & Math Lessons Get there Early

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This session covers activities for the solar eclipse that occurs on the first day of school, 8-21-17. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to integrate what is happening in the world outside into your science and math lessons. The primary audience is elementary teachers, with extensions into middle school math and science. This eclipse’s path of totality will cross the United States from OR to SC. Texas will have a partial eclipse to get kids excited about science in the world around them. Activities use simple, inexpensive materials to safely observe the solar eclipse and explain the phenomenon. Most can be used throughout the year to explain science and math TEKS, such as motion of the earth-sun-moon system and creating scale models. Activities are aimed at grades 3-5, but can be modified for grades 1-9. Teachers will leave with instructions for all activities, plus resources to view the total eclipse live and for the students to participate in citizen science during the eclipse.


Lucia Brimer

Mobile Education Director, Texas Museum of Science & Technology
Several years experience teaching science and math to all ages, specializing in physics and astronomy. Our museum has science field trips, a mobile planetarium and new mobile science activities and demos to bring to your school.
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Amy Jackson

Astro Ed: SSA, AISD, Travis County, UT Informal Classes, Starry Sky Austin
Bringing night time astronomy to your students. Astronomy related activities for your classroom. Inspiring astronomy learning with star stories.

Thursday August 3, 2017 9:00am - 11:15am
JBWS 262

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