Eclipse - Back to School Impact

Administrators from many school districts across the country have delayed the first day of school in accordance with the Total Solar Eclipse, while others are starting on that very day. Teachers will use the astronomical event as a learning moment, a time to inspire students to understand more about our solar system and atmospheric science.

Here are some examples of how they are using the event as part of their curriculum:

Students Travel to See Eclipse

Teachers Request Free Eclipse Glasses

A Learning Opportunity but Parents can Opt Out

Atlanta Schools and the Eclipse

Schools Partner with Planetarium

Find out what your schools have planned. Are they requiring parents to sign a waiver? Will they distribute glasses and monitor each student? It’s a great time to get your kids excited about science, while letting parents know the plan.