Some highlights from event included modeling activities to help children wrap their heads around the movement of our Sun-Earth-Moon system. Pin-hole sun dials were provided for those who preferred to utilize the properties of diffraction for viewing the eclipse. Older students had the opportunity to work through algebra and geometry problems which exemplified how scientists were able to predict the path of totality so precisely. Younger children were provided UV beads so they could explore electromagnetic energy emitted from our sun. Light and temperature probes were set up to collect data that will be further used by North Cross science teachers during the school year. And of course, what eclipse party isn’t complete without delicious, eclipse-themed snacks!
A special thanks to our science department who made all of the magic happen (well, almost all; we have to give the solar system some credit).