Observe the moon! Make a Sun Funnel! Perform an eclipse dance! Take a Selfie with the sun! NASA invites you to experience the 2017 solar eclipse in many fun, creative, and challenging ways from family-friendly activities to sophisticated science projects. These activities have been designed to help engage your curiosity and challenge your mind. Check it out! Discover NASA space science education programs, events and resources with @NASASpaceSciEdu. This new resource will help you sift through the noise to find information specifically tailored you the educator!
Eclipse Activity Guide (pdf)
This Activity Guide was developed by the Girl Scout Stars team at the SETI Institute, ARIES Scienti c, Inc., Girl Scouts of Northern California, Girl Scouts of the USA, University of Arizona , and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. This guide support activities for learning about the sun, light, our solar system, and eclipses. They draw upon hands- on, safe activities suitable for children as well as adults. While these activities are designed to help people prepare for the total eclipse of the sun in 2017, they can be used beyond the eclipse as part of your outreach programs. And, there is another total eclipse of the sun crossing the U.S. in 2024!
Eclipse Kit
Get ready for the Eclipse Across America that occurs on August 21, 2017. All across the USA, everyone can observe a partial to total eclipse of the sun. To prepare for this rare sight, an Eclipse Kit has been developed with activities suitable for families, community outreach and summer camp programs. People of all ages can learn about the sun, moon and eclipses through fun hands-on STEM activities. The kit includes an activity guide as well as a number of online extension resources.
Total Eclipse EDUCATION
The entire NASA Eclipse website is designed to educate the public by providing a variety of unique NASA resources that can be used separately, or combined together, to create supplementary educational curricula. In addition, we offer specific kinds of resources to the four interest groups that are likely to use this website.
On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona - can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun's disk. NASA created this website to provide a guide to this amazing event. Here you will find activities, events, broadcasts, and resources from NASA and our partners across the nation.
Eclipse Cereal Box Viewer - Eclipse 2017 - NASA (PDF)
A Solar Eclipse is one of the most exciting celestial events we can observe. If you are lucky enough to find yourself along the path of totality, the moon will completely cover the sun allowing you to see the corona, the sun’s atmosphere. Outside of the path of totality, you can still enjoy the partial phase of the Solar Eclipse, but you need to use eye protection and/or an eclipse-viewing device for indirect viewing. The only time you can view the eclipse directly, is during the short total phase lasting at the most 2 minutes and 40 seconds, during the August 21st eclipse. NASA joins many communities and individuals in observing the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse from space and from the ground. Enjoy this rare eclipse, but always view the partial phase safely.

Total Eclipse 8/2017 Downloadables from NASA
Please feel free to download maps, posters, fact sheet, safety bulletin and other materials for use in your communities and events. We appreciate it if you credit NASA.