Kids Discover, a leading provider of engaging science and social studies curriculum for elementary and middle school students, has curated a collection of digital resources for teachers looking to give their students scientific and historical context for the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017, in North America. Resources include Kids Discover articles on the sun, moon, and Earth, as well as the history—and mythology—behind astronomy. Kids Discover resources will help students visualize the eclipse with kid-friendly illustrations, animated graphics, and concise explanations at their own reading level. Students will discover the Polish astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus, who was the first to declare that the Earth revolved around the sun, rather than the other way around. They will also learn about the phases of the moon, and how the different heavenly bodies interact to cause an eclipse. To solidify the connection between students’ learning in the classroom and real-world events, teachers with Educator accounts can use the pre-made questions from the resource articles to easily create a custom assessment for their students to complete.
By: Victor Rivero