Postcards from Totality!

Today at the Ainsworth Elementary School Science Fair, The Big Eclipse made eclipse postcard crafts with students. This is a fun craft for 1st – 6th grades. We recommend making a sample postcard first to show children, so they can see what the back of a postcard looks like. You…

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…

Eclipse crafts for students

The Big Eclipse Activity Book is chock-full of eclipse crafts to help schools and libraries prepare students for the 2017 total solar eclipse. Here’s a sample: Pinhole Solar Eclipse Viewer These simple solar viewers are handy when more than one person wants to see the eclipse as it happens. They…

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….