Are your kids excited about the total solar eclipse next year? Want a handy way to teach them about eclipses? Here’s a simple infographic from Time and Date that illustrates what causes eclipses and some basic facts about the upcoming total solar eclipse.
Quick STEM Tip
You can spend an entire week investigating eclipses. The best application is to figure out the math that determines when an eclipse will occur.
Bonus #1: If you have an artist in the house, have your child draw the relationship of the sun, moon, and earth during an eclipse.
Bonus #2: Take a look through your history books and see when an eclipse occurred at the same time as a major historical event.
WARNING: Never view the sun, even during a total solar eclipse, without protective eyewear.