An eclipse is a great opportunity to leverage student excitement into real, interdisciplinary learning. In particular, there are great opportunities to promote interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects are to show linkages between these subjects and literacy, history, culture, and the arts. You can find many outstanding activities on the web, but to get you started, we’ve included a few here below, divided into three main categories.
Activities to Start Before Eclipse Day
Activities relating to observing the eclipse. You’ll want to start these activities before eclipse day, so that students can make use of them on the day of the eclipse.
Post-Eclipse Interdisciplinary Activities
Activities that will help students build upon their eclipse experience. These activities link the eclipse to literacy, poetry, culture, history, and more.
Eclipse Science Activities
Activities that focus more on the science behind eclipses, including understanding how eclipses occur and the unique aspects of the Earth-Moon system that make total eclipses possible.