Just opened the newest books in my collection. Last fall, I tried my hand at early readers–scoring at ATOS (Accelerated Reader) level 1 or lower. Very tough to write. But here they are: The Five Senses!
With the eclipse less than two weeks away, I’m compiling all of the resources I have posted about into one place. Do you have a favorite eclipse resource I haven’t discussed? The Exploratorium has a ton of resources, including a “live streaming” of the event and this video explaining why the eclipse is occurring and … More Eclipse Resource Roundup
If you plan to watch the eclipse, you need to watch this video. My cousin Mark (see some of his writing here) brought this to my attention. It’s on the long side–the key information starts about 1:47 and runs about 10 minutes. But it explains several things to watch for in addition to totality, and … More Play-by-play guide for Eclipse watching
Teachers (those of you in the South who start before labor day…), get your eclipse-explainer hat on! This is your chance to finally help your kids understand the Earth–moon-sun relationship. You’ll never have them this motivated to understand it again. NASA has a huge collection of materials–you can access all of them from this launch … More NASA Eclipse Resources (plus MATH!)
It’s exactly one month until Solar Eclipse 2017–time to figure out your viewing site. NASA has a fantastic collection of libraries, museums, national parks, and other places where groups will gather and experts will be on hand to answer questions. Search their official NASA event locations at https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/event-locations!
Deciding on the best place to watch the eclipse? Use this map. And get any travel reservations SOON! Lodging in total eclipse areas is booking fast. (This is image is from the Exploratorium’s fabulous total eclipse coverage!)
Everybody knows you can’t just stare at the sun, with an eclipse being no exception. The Washington Post helpfully explains about a program in which libraries are helping spread safe eye wear for the big event. Take a look, and get your free eclipse glasses today!
We’re just about 2 months away from the total solar eclipse that will cover a small stripe of the U.S., including a swath of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and Missouri. If you aren’t up on the big news, head over to the Exploratorium website to get excited about it, and use this video for a quick … More Solar Eclipse Countdown!
At the TASL conference last week, I presented on Squishy Circuits (AKA electric playdough) which is an easy way to introduce basic electricity and allows “instant creativity” with the new information. I recommend it to anyone with a Makerspace or who has introductory circuit info in their curriculum.
Like I’ve written before, the librarians always introduce me to the coolest things. And apparently, the coolest thing this year is Breakout Boxes. They were all over both conventions I went to. It’s sort of like those escape the room challenges–you have a locked box., with a variety of locks. You have a clues to … More It’s a Breakout!