total, annular, and partial eclipse

Eclipse activities

Here you will find materials to support your engagement with the public. The materials listed are freely available to you, however some require citation for use of their materials. You may download and share these materials in your community, at an event, during presentations, or with organizations requesting materials. If you have questions, feel free to contact us.

Eclipse activities

A full list of NASA and NASA Science Activation generated materials and activities to engage the public.

eclipse glasses art

Stylish solar eclipse glasses

Keep solar viewing safe, easy, and fun with this hands-on, art-infused, 25- to 30-minute activity for audiences of all ages. Credit: NASA HEAT

Meter stick with balls modeling a solar eclipse when light is cast

Modeling eclipses

Create 3D models of the Earth, Moon and Sun and demonstrate solar and lunar eclipses. Credit: NASA

UV beads white outside of UV and colorful in UV

UV bead experiment

Experiment with ultraviolet (UV) light-sensitive plastic beads, which are generally white but turn colors when exposed to UV light. Credit: Stanford University Solar Center

Annular eclipse with ring

Little moon hides the Sun

Answers the question "how can the little moon hide the giant Sun?" Credit: NASA

Cereal box cover

Cereal box pinhole viewer

Create a pinhole viewer from a cereal box for safe eclipse viewing. Credit: NASA

Corona chalk art

Eclipse chalk art

Use chalk to create the Sun's corona as sidewalk art. Credit: NASA

Mini hand made model of the eclipses

Why don't eclipses happen every month?

A 3D model of the Earth, Earth's moon, and Sun to demonstrate solar and lunar eclipses. Credit: Night Sky Network

Cat coloring page

Annular eclipse cat coloring sheet

Download this coloring sheet and decorate this Sun-loving cat. Credit: NASA/Genna Duberstein

Educators experiencing the lab and results

Modeling Eclipses Lab

Hands-on, guided-inquiry activity to understand the geometry of eclipses through a physical, proportional model of the Earth and Moon system. Credit: American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)