Category Archives : Education

Lyle Elementary and The Big Eclipse

On May 15, 2017, Posted by , In Education, With No Comments

The Big Eclipse recently brought tales of eclipse myths to Lyle Elementary School in Dallas, Oregon. 106 third graders learned how the moon’s shadow will pass right over their heads this summer – yes, they are lucky enough to live in the path of totality! The kids and their teachers did a…

Students Bake Eclipse Cookies

On March 24, students in Lincoln High School’s culinary arts program made sugar cookies and half-moon cookies that represented the upcoming total solar eclipse. Anticipation was high as the kids rolled out dough, cut out shapes with cookie cookies, baked the cookies, and then decorated them. Like every total eclipse…

How to check if you’re in the path of totality!

On March 23, 2017, Posted by , In Education, With No Comments

Many of us have not experienced a solar eclipse before; very few of us have experienced a total solar eclipse! So, how to find out if your home or school is in the darkest part of the moon’s shadow – or the “path of totality” – for the 2017 total solar…

A Big Eclipse, A Big Parade Float!

The Big Eclipse is five months from today: August 21, 2017! To celebrate, we would like to let you all know that there will be a Big Eclipse float in Portland’s Rose Festival Parades! Sneak peek attached!

Support the arts! What we can do.

At Orbit Oregon, we shop at the Blick store in the Portland, Oregon’s Pearl District for pastel crayons, construction paper, fine art papers, felt pens, and just about any other type of art materials you can imagine. After all, you can create eclipse art from just about anything! As a…

STEAM learning through the 2017 eclipse!

In early December, 2016, Orbit Oregon Chief Eclipse Officer Elaine Cuyler presented a poster at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific’s Annual Meeting, held in St. Louis. Here’s a peek at the poster, which is all about how the eclipse can inspire children to learn about science through the arts….

Eclipse joke of the day!

On January 15, 2017, Posted by , In Education,Fun Stuff, By , , With No Comments

How does the moon cut the sun’s hair? Eclipse it! Or, you can go to the E-Clips Hair Studio in Seattle, Washington, on Eastlake Avenue. After all, you’ll need to look good in the shadow of the moon!  

More eclipse teaching resources

Looking for resources to teach about the 2017 eclipse? Based in San Francisco, The Astronomical Society of the Pacific is a more than 100-year old nonprofit that partners with NASA, the American Astronomical Society, the National Science Foundation and others, to advance science literacy through astronomy.  The Society’s web site features an…

Teaching about the eclipse

While at the Astrological Society of the Pacific’s Annual Meeting and Eclipse Conference, Elaine Cuyler, Chief Eclipse Officer of Orbit Oregon, met several awesome eclipse educators from Southern Illinois. They’re already teaching kids about the 2017 eclipse – teachers there feel it’s important for kids to be ready in advance because…

The Big Eclipse at NSTA Portland

On December 13, 2016, Posted by , In Eclipse education,Education, With No Comments

At the National Science Teachers’ Association area conference, held November 10-12 in Portland, Oregon, The Big Eclipse booth was a busy place. While there, we met bona fide eclipse experts Dennis Schatz of the Seattle Science Center and Brian Kruse of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. We met science…