I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to be living along the path of totality for this month’s solar eclipse. I’ve been searching far and wide for resources to use with the kids to teach them about the eclipse and ended up putting together this mini-book for them.
The book has three parts, with room for a writing assignment.
The top of the book is a spinner to show the phases of the eclipse.
On the back, tape or glue the book pages using the tab. There is a page to label the eclipse diagram, as well as write a few lines explaining how the eclipse happens.
There is a US map, so you can draw the path of the eclipse as well as label your home state on the map.
We plan on using the blank inside of the book as room to journal our experience seeing the total eclipse in person. You could use a glue stick to glue lined paper in this space (just be careful to glue the edges only so the brad can still spin) or just write on the blank white space. If you aren’t along the path of the eclipse you could also use this space for a creative writing assignment and have the kids write what it must have been like for ancient people to see an eclipse happen (without being told it was coming, or what it was!).
I hope this helps you teach about the eclipse!