On August 21, 2017, the moon will travel between the Earth and the sun, causing a solar eclipse that will impact most of North America. In Georgia, most of the state will experience a partial solar eclipse with the Dougherty County area experiencing a 90% eclipse.
The Dougherty County School System will extend the school day by one hour for Elementary Schools to provide a safe learning environment for our students and staff. The system will also provide students with safety glasses to view the eclipse in a way that won't harm their eyes.
Below are some resources and information related to the eclipse and how you can use this historical event as an opportunity to teach your child about science.