The sun, the moon, and science!

For the first time in 38 years, on August 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible along a narrow path that spans the entire United States. Cool! To get your students in the spirit of solar science, this week’s FREE tool is a K–3 lesson plan for teaching students about light, heat, shadows, and objects in the sky. The lesson plan revolves around “The Sun is my Favorite Star,” a popular picture book for young people about the importance of the sun to the earth. This unique use of literature to teach science comes from “U-STARS~PLUS Science and Literature Connections,” a collection of 32 lesson plans that combine literacy and science instruction in engaging ways that aim to reach all learners. CEC’s Tool of the Week is a free resource designed to support you in your special education practice. Subscribe and it’ll be automatically delivered to your inbox!  Get your Tool of the Week.

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