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Sun-Earth Day Presents: Eclipse, In a Different Light


Welcome to the Sun-Earth Day page for Educators. We are committed to providing you with the essential materials needed to help your students see our sun in a different light!


This section has been specifically designed for you, the educator. You will find lesson plans for grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12. You will also find other helpful web resources and educational hooks that demonstrate how today's technological marvels in solar viewing were built upon the foundation left by our ancestors.

To enhance your lessons visit the Multimedia Center where we have placed a variety of exciting materials including interactive children's books, multimedia viewers, games and our new interactive timeline called, "Sun Watchers Through Time".

Now just sit back, fasten your seatbelts and enjoy your journey through time!



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Eclipsing the Sun
From a total solar eclipse it becomes evident that the Sunís influences do not stop at the surface.



Eclipse Fact

A total solar eclipse is not noticable until the Sun is more than 90 percent covered by the Moon. At 99 percent coverage, daytime lighting resembles local twilight.

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