NASA/SIU Educator PD Webinar Series - Grades K-6
Speakers: Elaine Lewis and Erin McKinley
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, a prime viewing location and site of NASA’s global webcast of the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, is inviting educators from around the region to participate in a NASA webinar series focusing on eclipse instruction.
During three webinars, scientists and specialists from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center will provide information about the planetary alignment phenomenon, the first total solar eclipse to occur since 1979 over the United States. SIU is the closest university to the point of greatest duration of the eclipse, which will occur a few miles south of the campus and last for 2 minutes and 38 seconds.
The webinar set for 4-5 p.m. on April 25 is designed for educators who work with children in grades K-6. They will learn to make an eclipse cereal box viewer, a device for safely indirectly viewing the eclipse, and discuss additional activities.