Total Solar Eclipse Celebration

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Today, August 21, 2017, we experienced a total solar eclipse. This once-in-a-lifetime event has to be celebrated. I followed my own Solar Eclipse Lesson Plan and we had a great time. We started out with pancakes for breakfast. Instead of maple syrup, which would not have been dark enough, I made a chocolate avocado frosting. I know. It sounds weird.

Eclipse breakfast pancakes

Eclipse breakfast pancakes

I tell you, I could taste the avocados a little bit, so maybe next time I will not use two avocados. Only one. The texture can go more creamy or less creamy and it does not make a huge difference in terms of how runny it is.  Continue reading »

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2017 Solar Eclipse Lesson Plan

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On August 21, 2017, the US will experience a solar eclipse. Some places are in the path of totality, but even if your location is not, you will still get to experience some darkness or partial darkness for a few seconds and up to a couple of minutes.

Solar Eclipse Glasses

Our children’s aunt bought us solar eclipse glasses. Hurray for aunties!

What are you doing to prepare for this rare event? This is the perfect excuse to get out the physics books and a space encyclopedia and teach your homeschooler about the Sun and the Moon and how they fit together with the Earth.

Here’s a lesson plan if you need one. Continue reading »

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