Saturday, July 29, 2017

Contest: Amazon Card For the Solar Eclipse

Contest at the end of the post. Scroll to the end.  You so not need to live in Ohio or homeschool to enter to win.


I remember back in 1979 viewing the solar eclipse from my elementary playground in Kansas City. We made the pinhole cards and all stood outside with a warning that WHATEVER YOU DO, ABSOLUTELY DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN(!), etc., etc. I remember the sky turning a strange color and I remember our teacher being so excited she was practically bobbing up and down. It was an amazing experience, and I loved being outside for such a long period of time during the school day.

Coming up on August 21, 2017 from 2 to 3 in the afternoon, most of the US will see a full to partial solar eclipse. We will not have a full eclipse in Ohio, but it should still be pretty amazing, with the shadow of the moon crossing the nation from coast to coast. This kind of eclipse does not happen very often (last one: June 18, 1918) and is worth enjoying with our students.


Which leads me to the Ohio Homeschool Assessment summer contest. No, really! Since it has been about 40 years since I viewed my last eclipse I think we need to run a contest for a $40 Amazon card. Maybe you can use it to finish up school shopping, buy some coffee to make it through your morning, grab some books or music, or start your Christmas shopping. Any of those would be awesome!

So embrace the eclipse of 2017!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you have problems please email me.  ohiohomeschool@gmail.com

Helpful Links and items:

NASA Total Eclipse Site

Space.com eclipse information

Fox News Story



Make sure they are Prime so they ship in time.


18 comments:

poohder said...

I remember making the pinhole viewers. Thanks for the chance to win the Amazon Card. You are awesome

Lori Justice said...

I too remember the pin hole viewers, so I'm excited to share an experience like this with my child as well! :)

Dorothy C said...

We are all quite excited to view the eclipse. It brings back memories. Thank you for the giveaway. By the way, I'll be contacting you in a couple of weeks. :)

Clermont Homeschoolers said...

I was about 13 when we had the eclipse in '79, and I don't remember it!! :(

Leslie Roberts said...

I vaguely remember seeing the eclipse in '79.. I think I remember walking home from school while it was happening.. I was in 3rd grade:-)

Kriston said...

Becky is great to work with! Wonderful, kind, and helpful educator! <3

Shannon M said...

I would buy a blackboard with the gift card. Thanks!

Kate said...

I have already started Christmas shopping for my kiddos, and would use the Amazon gift card to help me finish up! Thanks!

Nik said...

I recall a partial eclipse in the early 90s, we did the pinhole thing too. Not sure if anyone else recalls it though.....anyways I am a space fanatic and cannot WAIT for the eclipse!!!!! Yay!

Rachel M said...

I have only recently found your site and it is so helpful! What a great way to kick of my first year of homeschooling - a great aid, a give away, and a solar eclipse! We plan to go to a "public viewing" at or local library.

Talia Bartoe said...

I've never seen an eclipse. I'm so excited to share it with the kids.

Leah Wilson said...

I've never seen an eclipse! We plan to drive to the path of totality, and I don't know who is more excited... my husband and I or the kiddos!!

Claire said...

A former professor of mine wrote a book on total eclipses, and even nearly 20 years after I took his class, I can still see and hear his enthusiasm for the subject and his excitement about this upcoming one. In a way, it seems like yesterday. Time flies! I enjoyed reading your memory of your first solar eclipse viewing. Thank you for celebrating with a giveaway!

Christy said...

We're driving to Missouri to see it. 7 hours each way with all of the children....... :)

Kelly said...

Thank you for the info. Love to ponder the magnitude of God's greatness through the magnificent things he has created including the sun, moon, and stars!

Bev said...

I remember vaguely viewing something with glasses on at school as a child.

Shannon said...

I remember a partial eclipse when I was in 7th or 8th grade. The whole school went to the parking lot and did the pin hole thing. ;)

Rebecca C. said...

I don't remember any solar eclipses growing up so this will be my 1st. I can't wait.