Webinar: Phenomenon of a Solar Eclipse (grades 3 - 8)
What is a total solar eclipse? What is the difference between an partial and total solar eclipse? How do I prepare my students to observe the solar eclipse on August 21st?
More About the Event
Friday, July 28 at 9:00am PST, 11:00am PST, and 1:00pm PST
In 2017, you can kick off your school year with a phenomenon-based exploration of motions in the solar system. In this 1 hour webinar, you'll learn activities to engage your students in developing and using models to understand how eclipses happen.
Lessons in this workshop will follow student learning progressions and help you understand how to scaffold different concepts such as shadows, scale, and motion so that your students can engage in authentic learning experiences.
Additionally, you'll leave with methods for facilitating safe methods for viewing the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.
This workshop experience is designed for all educators grades 3-8.
This program is designed to be interactive in nature!
You will see and hear the Astronomy Educators and enter comments or questions into a text-based chat window.
To participate you must have the following technology available:
- Desktop, laptop computer, or tablet.
- Strong internet connection; a wired connection is preferable.
- An updated version of the free application Zoom installed on your computer or tablet.
- Participate from the comforts of your own home or classroom.
- Leave with resources related to this professional development experience.
How Do I Join?
Participation is FREE in this one-hour Webinar. Reserve your spot online.
Note that spots are practically full for the 9am and 11am time slots, so we recommend joining us at 1pm PST.
Can't join us on July 28th? No problem. Join us for a webinar for students on August 17th.
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