New NSTA Kids Book Introduces Young Astronomers to the Extraordinary Science Behind Eclipses

When The Sun Goes Dark book cover (Graphic: Business Wire)

ARLINGTON, Va.--()--When the Sun Goes Dark, a new book from NSTA Kids, a division of NSTA Press, will help teachers prepare their students for August 21, 2017. That’s the day when millions of North Americans will have the rare chance to witness a total solar eclipse. The book combines a lively narrative and beautiful illustrations with hands-on techniques for learning about the marvels of the universe while staying close to home.

When the Sun Goes Dark tells how two curious children and their grandparents re-create eclipses in their living room using a lamp, a tennis ball, two Hula-Hoops, and Ping-Pong balls. Later, in the backyard and around the house, they learn about safe ways to view a solar eclipse. They also ponder phenomena from sunspots to phases of the Moon.

Authors Dennis Schatz and Andrew Fraknoi wrote the award-winning NSTA Press book Solar Science: Exploring Sunspots, Seasons, Eclipses, and More, and they are experts in both astronomy and science education. Fraknoi is an astronomy professor at Foothill College near San Francisco, and Schatz is a senior adviser at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle.

Browse sample pages of this title for free at the NSTA Science Store website.

For additional information or to purchase When the Sun Goes Dark and other books from NSTA Press, visit the NSTA Science Store. To order by phone, call 800-277-5300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET weekdays. The 36-page book is priced at $14.95 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $11.96. (Stock # PB417X, ISBN #978-1-68140-011-2)

About NSTA

The Arlington, VA-based National Science Teachers Association is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence in science teaching and learning, preschool through college. NSTA’s membership includes approximately 55,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business representatives, and others involved in science education.

NSTA Press® produces 25 to 30 new books and e-books each year. Focused on the preK–college market and specifically aimed at teachers of science, NSTA Press titles offer a unique blend of accurate scientific content and sound teaching strategies. Follow NSTA Press on Facebook for the latest information and new book releases.

Contacts

NSTA
Kate Falk, 703-312-9211
kfalk@nsta.org

Release Summary

New NSTA Kids book combines a lively narrative and beautiful illustrations with hands-on techniques for learning about the marvels of the universe while staying close to home.

Contacts

NSTA
Kate Falk, 703-312-9211
kfalk@nsta.org