The Big Eclipse at Cathedral School!

The Big Eclipse at Cathedral School!

On June 12, 2017, Posted by , In Eclipse education, With No Comments

Elaine Cuyler, publisher of The Big Eclipse, and Nancy Coffelt, the book’s author and illustrator, met with kids at Cathedral School in Portland, Oregon, on June 9.

We had such a great time teaching how eclipses work, why this one will be SO cool, and how to keep your eyes safe during the partial phases. Nancy got a bit carried away drawing critters that might cause an eclipse if you were writing your own eclipse myth. She drew everything from a hamster that hid the sun in a cheek pocket to a a polar bear that gulped down the sun until it got uncomfortably hot!

Nancy draws a hamster with the sun tucked into its cheek pocket, a very silly eclipse myth suggested by a student at Cathedral School.


Nancy’s interpretation of a polar bear that has swallowed the sun, another very silly eclipse myth created by the children of Cathedral School.

A big thank you to Cathedral School’s science teacher, Mrs. Rae, for bringing us to Cathedral!

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