Although total solar eclipses are not uncommon, the solar eclipse occurring August 21, 2017 is the first total solar eclipse to be visible in the contiguous United States in nearly 100 years. The 2017 total solar eclipse is the first to be observable from anywhere in the United States in 38 years.
This is a unique opportunity for educators. The South Carolina Department of Education has compiled resources on general knowledge and safety concerning the event, professional development opportunities, instructional unit resources for grades K-12, as well as external total solar eclipse events across our state and encourages educators to take this unusual opportunity to design engaging learning experiences for science.
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