Sunday, August 20, 2017

Totality Awesome

Who else is looking forward to the total solar eclipse tomorrow? Though NOLA is not in the 100% region, we will be able to witness about 75% of the solar eclipse. This science nerd is excited!

I remember back to 1979. I was a sixth grader and an avid science student. My dad and I constructed the shoebox to view the eclipse safely. It was so cool. Fast-forward ahead to 2017, my school will provide safety glasses, but I did assign my students the option of creating the "old-fashioned" shoebox. After all, engineering is a skill many students will need and use in the future.

Just look at how they viewed eclipses in the 1960s (I just love the teacher in his suit.):

I hope the weather is good and the skies are clear. Check out the video below if you'd like to create the eclipse viewer.

Totality Awesome, y'all!


  1. Yes, the teacher is in a suit, but where is his box for viewing. ;-)
    Happy safe viewing, science teacher!

  2. Have fun tomorrow with viewing the eclipse. I bet your students will be as excited as you are. We will have a really great view here in Illinois. Have a great new week.

  3. My son-in-law is a science nerd too, and I woke up this morning thinking how excited so many people will be today. I'm anxious to observe any of the surrounding nuances from nature that are written about. We've got sunshine and expect to have 85-90% coverage. Happy eclipse day!

  4. Good morning, Ron, and Happy Eclipse Day! I'm sure your students are as excited as you are! Can't wait to see your blog post of the eclipse! Have a great day! xoxo

  5. What fun! It is eclipse day and I'm ready with my glasses!


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