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August 18, 2017, 3 PM EDT. Live from the path of totality, Charles Fulco ( discussed how an eclipse occurs, how to safely view the eclipse (no glasses, no problem), and shared classroom resources that you can use with your students.

About Charles Fulco

 Charles FulcoCharles Fulco's motto is "No Child Left Inside". With that in mind, he has provided many professional development workshops for teachers and developed numerous classroom activities to get teachers and students outside investigating the Earth. Charles Fulco is a Science Consultant and Curriculum Writer. He serves on the Education Outreach Committee, 2017 U.S. Total Solar Eclipse Task Force of the American Astronomical Society. He taught science and was the planetarium director at Port Chester Middle School, Port Chester, New York. He also taught English at Westchester Community College. An avid amateur astronomer, Charles fosters dark-sky education, is an active eclipse-chaser, and participates in many astronomy events. Charles has seen four total eclipses on four continents.

All Things Eclipse Webinar Recording

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Classroom Resources

Partial Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse Across America

The American Astronomical Society has a comprehensive website with information about eye safety, how to shoot solar images and videos, how to find viewing events across the country, and much more. Check out the educational resources!

Eclipse Certificate

Classroom Certificate

Eclipse Certificate Word Doc (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 1.2MB Aug15 17)

DIG Magazine front page

DIG magazine article

Making a Pinhole Camera (Acrobat (PDF) 53kB Aug18 17)

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Totality 2017

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Additional Resources Within NSTA Articles

These articles by Charles Fulco are posted with permission from NSTA. The articles include Internet and other resources for teaching about the Eclipse.


January 2017 NSTA Article

Get Ready for the Great American Eclipse (Acrobat (PDF) 1MB Aug16 17)


February 2017 NSTA Article

Countdown to the Great American Eclipse (Acrobat (PDF) 491kB Aug16 17)


March 2017 NSTA Article

Eclipses and Eye Safety (Acrobat (PDF) 1MB Aug16 17)


April/May 2017 NSTA Article

Eclipses Across the Curriculum (Acrobat (PDF) 618kB Aug16 17)


Summer 2017 NSTA Article

How, Why, and Where to View Totality (Acrobat (PDF) 741kB Aug16 17)

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