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Solar Eclipse Viewing Event

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To earn points for this activity, upload a photo of you at the activity, a copy of a certificate earned, or other documentation to show that you participated.

Describe the Activity: 

Across the MakerMinded regions, there are many events celebrating the solar eclipse that is happening on August 21, 2017. If you participated in one, or planned a lesson with your school, you can submit points for completing this MakerMinded activity.

Make sure if you are looking at the eclipse that you wear the proper safety glasses. According to NASA, the only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or hand-held solar viewers. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun. To date, four manufacturers have certified that their eclipse glasses and handheld solar viewers meet the ISO 12312-2 international standard for such products: Rainbow Symphony, American Paper Optics, Thousand Oaks Optical, and TSE 17.

Time Details: 

Classroom activities will likely take place before and after the eclipse to further student learning.

Cost Details: 

Cost details depend on what activity is completed.

People Details: 

Can be done individually or with a group/class, especially since this is during the school day.

Outcome of the Activity: 
Students will experience a full solar eclipse and will learn more about the science behind it at one of many available events.
Activity Address: 
United States
39° 55' 6.3372" N, 75° 8' 11.958" W
United States
39° 55' 6.3372" N, 75° 8' 11.958" W
United States
39° 55' 6.3372" N, 75° 8' 11.958" W
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