Students of all ages in Lincoln Public Schools will have a once in a lifetime opportunity on August 21, 2017, to view a total solar eclipse. The event will start as the moon begins blocking out the sun around 11:00 a.m. A complete shadow, or totality, will occur around 1:00 p.m. giving students at all LPS schools a front row seat on this astrological event just by walking outside the door.
Various educational opportunities will be designed commensurate with the age, attention span, and curricular goals surrounding this event. It is likely some ages of students will be outside for the entire event starting at 11:00 and lasting to the end of the school day, while younger students will only be out for a short while surrounding totality. Regardless of specific details or curricular area, all educational events will necessitate providing a filter to approximately 40,000 students in the form of eclipse viewing glasses.
This is an amazing opportunity for a teaching moment students will always remember. With your gift, you can be a part of creating this STEM-related adventure for all students at LPS.
Together, we create possibilities and lift ALL students higher. What's good for kids is good for our community!