Cordova, Tennessee – Students at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School will experience the 2017 Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21st using all their senses. The entire school day will focus on the eclipse with educational and fun centers/activities. Some activities include: students making a human solar system on our athletic field; “Where on Earth Are We?” as students learn about the path of totality and its varying degrees on a giant map of the United States; “Meet the Meteorologist”, Austen Onek from News Channel 3; “If the Moon Were Made of Cheese” story time; and, as a special treat, it’s Moon Pies for everyone.
At 1 p.m. all students, faculty, staff and visitors will move to their designated viewing stations. Leading up to the eclipse, the students will collect scientific data on temperature change, daylight versus darkness, and changes in shadows. At 1:23 p.m., everyone will experience the eclipse wearing their protective eyewear. Following the eclipse, students in early education will “Draw What You Saw” or write a journal entry about their discoveries, while students in grades 1st-8th will interview classmates using iPads to create videos about their eclipse experience.