Solar Eclipse 2017


On Monday, August 21, 2017, North America will have a rare treat - a solar eclipse with a path of totality across the continent!  This path will stretch from Salem, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina!  This site shares information for educators and others who may want to know more about the eclipse or engage in activities about it.  Additional information on activities in your area can be found online. 

At Appalachian State University, the College of Arts and Sciences is hosting several special events that you can find at this link, including a live feed of the event!  


Hare you ever used a BREAKOUT activity in your classroom?  Try this special Eclipse themed Breakout activity (appropriate for middle grades students and up!) available at  (A special thanks to Jennifer LeBlanc, teacher at West Wilkes High School, for her work on this Breakout!)



First and foremost, participate in the eclipse SAFELY!  

You can review safety information at this link.  

NASA has shared a number of activities that are appropriate for all ages!  Want to participate as a Citizen Scientist?  Take a look here at the resources that NASA has provided.  

NASA Image


Looking for activities for your classroom?  NASA also has a variety of activities separated by educational level, including elementary, middle school, high school, and undergraduate activities.  


And of course, you can also livestream the solar eclipse from one of many sites found on the NASA page.  


Let us know how you take part in the Great American Eclipse!  You can connect on Twitter at @AppStateCAS or on facebook!


Additional resources can be found here: - What you'll see where 

Great American Eclipse - Lots of information on the path of the eclipse and history of previous eclipses in the United States - More from the astronomers about the eclipse 

 Astronomy Magazine - 25 facts you should know about the eclipse

Astronomy games for kids - various astronomy activities for children - A collection of College of Arts and Sciences videos at Appalachian State on the eclipse