Eclipse glasses arrive!

12,000 solar eclipse glasses … we were trying to imagine what that would look like and kept thinking of one thousand cartons of eggs! Turns out, it’s six very large boxes. Time to get these out across the country. Schools, libraries, 4-H and Camp Fire camps, rodeos, museums, backyard eclipse parties ……

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….

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…

Travel to Oregon for the 2017 Eclipse

On November 30, 2016, Posted by , In Education, By ,, , With No Comments

If you’re planning a family vacation to see the 2017 total solar eclipse next summer, you might consider visiting Oregon, home of The Big Eclipse author, Nancy Coffelt! Oregon was named by USA Today as one of the top places to view the eclipse. Many Oregon towns are hosting eclipse…