The Science Teacher—Fall 2023
(Volume 90, Issue 7)
By Sóley Hyman, Wilson González-Espada, Allyson Bieryla, and Wanda Díaz-Merced
Solar eclipses are excellent platforms for engaging students with astronomy and for teaching concepts like the Sun-Earth-Moon relationship through rare natural events. Traditional STEM instruction, however, highly depends on diagrammatic and visual modes of learning, which is disadvantageous for students with disabilities, especially those who are blind or have visual impairments (BVI) (Beck-Winchatz and Riccobono 2008; Childers et al. 2015; Falk 2018).