Unlike in Davidson County, schools in Rutherford will be in session on Monday, Aug. 21. So MTSU is helping teachers in Murfreesboro and surrounding areas prepare their students for the total solar eclipse.
The university's astronomy department has created lesson plans for K-12 teachers. One lesson has students model the distances between the earth, moon and sun using tennis balls and string. Another shows students how to predict the timing of future eclipses.