On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to one of nature's most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse!

And with this special astronomical event comes a variety of learning opportunities to get your kids excited about science, technology, engineering, and math!

For general information about the eclipse, NASA has a created a website that shares activities, events, interactive maps, safety tips, broadcasts, and special resources. They are providing a ton of cool learning materials, including free, downloadable maps and infographics.

 
You can download this free solar eclipse 2017 map at www.eclipse2017.nasa.gov

You can download this free solar eclipse 2017 map at www.eclipse2017.nasa.gov

 

And if you're looking for a more math-specific activity to share with your kids, check out this free Eclipse 2017 Math Puzzle:

 
 

The solution to the puzzle is: star = 20, planets in orbit = 10, eclipse = 5, USA = 15, ? = 0

Download the puzzle for free by clicking here.

Do you have ideas about getting kids excited about the 2017 eclipse? Share your thoughts and suggestions in the comments section below!

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By Anthony Persico

Anthony is the content crafter and head educator for YouTube's MashUp Math and an advisor to Amazon Education's 'With Math I Can' Campaign. You can often find me happily developing animated math lessons to share on my YouTube channel . Or spending way too much time at the gym or playing on my phone.

 
 

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