KidsEclipse: TEACH the Astronomy

An explanation of a Total Solar Eclipse in a class plan
Welcome to the teaching area of our site. This section of our website is designed for the Kindergarten to Sixth grade student. Here you will learn what an eclipse is and why it happens.

We start with a lesson plan outline produced by an an elementary school teacher to guide children, with the help of their teacher or parent, through this spectacular and mystical celestial event.

Once you have your lesson plan, begin your journey through our learning section with...

How do the Sun, Earth, and Moon move?

Astronomy and Space News

Let's get back into the space race........
Two Cape Canaveral launch towers demolished

Two Cape Canaveral launch towers demolished

Explosives were used to bring down two aging launch towers of Complex 17 at Cape Canaveral to prepare for spaceflight startup Moon Express' new launch complex.

Japanese spacecraft arrives at asteroid to collect samples

Japanese spacecraft arrives at asteroid to collect samples

June 27, 2018 - Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft arrived at asteroid Ryugu Wednesday after a 3½-year journey to blow a crater in the rocky surface, collect samples and bring them back to Earth.

The night sky tonight

The night sky tonight

With Mars nearing its closest approach to the sun, on July 27th it also reaches its opposition to the sun giving a view that looks larger than normal, rises at sunset, and is visible all night.

Great American Eclipse 2017

Great American Eclipse 2017

Starburst through the craters of the moon herald the end of Totality in Murphy, North Carolina. The Great American Eclipse lived up to expectations.

Carhenge Eclipse

Tavon Boaman, from Ft. Collins, CO, worships the sun during the beginning phases of the solar eclipse at Carhenge, near Alliance, Nebraska. ©Chuck Bigger 2017