Eclipse Information

Eclipse Information for 8/21/17
Posted on 08/18/2017
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Hiawatha CUSD #426 recognizes both the historical and scientific significance of the Total Solar Eclipse. On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will experience an eclipse of the sun during school hours. It will be an expectation that both Junior High and High School teachers cover this historical event during their science classes. Likewise it will be expected that Elementary teachers take time during their day to educate the students about the Eclipse. Our excellent Hiawatha teachers have developed a shared Google Docs Folder where they have compiled numerous resources to support learning about the Solar Eclipse in their classrooms. We also respect the safety and health concerns of all of our students and employees. The following precautions will be in place: PE classes during the eclipse will be held indoors, students will have indoor recess during the time of the eclipse, any other planned outdoor teacher led activity will be held in doors during the eclipse. We ask that you speak with your children about the educational, historical, and scientific significance of this event while reiterating safety precautions during the eclipse time. More information regarding the Eclipse can be found at: https://eclipse2017.com
1. Understanding Solar Eclipses- A video explaining both the history and the science behind eclipses. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qog18tiNnqg
2. Safety Video- Because we are not in the path of totality in Kirkland there is never a safe time for anyone to look directly at the sun on Monday. http://www.cnn.com/…/how-to-safely-watch-the-ecl…/index.html

3. If you are interested in live streaming the event you can use this link:https://www.nasa.gov/eclipselive