As the new school year is just around the corner, I’m busy putting the finishing touches on a new membership site for the Surfnetkids Printables Club. Be on the lookout for more news next week!
In other news, I just bought a six-pack of paper solar eclipse glasses from Amazon, but hurry, supplies are running low and time is running out!
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Solar Eclipse Printable(** for Premium Members only)
On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will cut a path across the continental United States from Oregon to South Carolina. Because this is the first time in nearly a hundred years that a total solar eclipse will touch both coasts, it has been dubbed “The Great American Eclipse.” Check out the following sites for more details on how to safely watch an eclipse (NEVER look directly at the sun) and what strange and beautiful spectacles you can expect.
American Astronomical Society: Solar Eclipse
For North Americans, the “Moon will cover at least part of the Sun for two to three hours. Halfway through, anyone within a narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina will experience a brief total eclipse. The Moon will completely block the Sun’s bright face for up to 2 minutes 40 seconds. Day will turn into night, and (weather permitting) one of nature’s most awesome sights will become visible: the Sun’s diaphanous outer atmosphere, or corona. This website is your guide to the event!”
American Eclipse 2017
“This much anticipated eclipse [of August 7, 2017] is likely to be the most watched, most photographed and most televised astronomical event of a generation. The path of totality will begin in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean then race across no less than 14 states of the USA from West to East plunging the landscape in to darkness for over 2 minutes.” Visit for interactive maps, totality timings, weather prospects, news and information about how to watch the eclipse.
Eclipse2017.org is published by Dan McGlaun, a self-proclaimed “eclipse junkie.” It includes sections on What is an Eclipse?, Prepare for the Eclipse, and Eye Safety, and lots of maps. One of the maps is a Google map that will answer the question: “What time will I see the eclipse in my town?”
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Printables Club Members Also Get …
Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:
Solar Eclipse Printable
2017 Solar Eclipse Wikipedia Printable
Solar Eclipse Wikipedia Printable
Lunar Eclipse Printable
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Quote of the Week
“Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.” ~~ Elvis Presley ~~ (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) American rock-n-roll icon. Find more quotes about truth by clicking the link.
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