Barker Encouraging The Next Generation of Space Scientists!

Barker Encouraging The Next Generation of Space Scientists!
By: Michigan City Area Schools Last Updated: August 22, 2017

Barker Middle School participated in an all-school interdisciplinary unit of study surrounding the August 21, 2017 United States Total Solar Eclipse. Students were engaged in activities such as mapping the path of totality, experiencing basic information about solar eclipses, myths about solar eclipses, designing pictures to depict myths, studying parts of the eye and hazardous effects of solar eclipse viewing without eye protection, creating invitations to view the solar eclipse, and math challenges related to the event. NASA's live stream of the total solar eclipse was viewed to experience the path of totality of the solar eclipse in different parts of the United States.

Students with parent permission went out in groups to view the partial solar eclipse with ISO 12312-2 safety certified glasses. Students and staff that went out to view were amazed at the event!