To empower educators to take full advantage of this rare occasion, Discovery Education is providing a variety of resources that will serve as catalysts for the inquiry process and ignite students’ natural sense of curiosity and wonder.
1. Watch it Live
August 21, 1:17-1:23 PM ET / 10:17-10:23 AM PT
Capture every moment of the Great American Eclipse with live coverage. Our partners at the Science Channel are broadcasting live from Madras, Oregon – one of the nation’s premier viewing spots – with astronomers and educators, in collaboration with the Lowell Observatory – and we will be streaming their footage direct to your classroom.
2. Join the Live Twitter Chat
August 21, 1:00 to 3:00 PM ET / 10:00-12:00 PM PT
Tune into the Great American Eclipse Twitter Chat @DiscoveryEd and the hashtag #CelebrateWithDE for a live question and answer session with world renowned astronomer and astrophysicist Dr. Jeffrey Hall, Director of the Lowell Observatory.
3. Access On-Demand Video and Classroom Resources
We’ve created a collection of solar eclipse resources for K-12 classrooms inside Discovery Education Streaming and Science Techbook. You’ll find a variety of multimedia options, from videos and maps to pictures and lesson starters.
Don’t have a subscription to Discovery Education Streaming or Science Techbook? Start a free 60-day trial today to explore the Great American Eclipse Content Collection at discoveryeducation.com/trials.
4. Host a Viewing Party
We’ve enclosed some useful tips to help you host a viewing party for your class, school, or community. This Viewing Party Guide will give you guiding questions, hands-on activities, and content recommendations by grade band.