I’ve been getting emails from companies who want to sell me solar eclipse viewing glasses for months now, so we’ve been geared up and ready for quite a while. I remember seeing a solar eclipse in 1991 from my front porch in Albany, NY and it feels like yesterday. Unlike today, all of us made pinhole glasses from paper towel rolls or shoe boxes and didn’t worry about retinal damage, or approved lenses or any other such thing.
There has been a lot of talk on Facebook this week about Amazon pulling glasses, and panic about which glasses are okay and which aren’t. I bought some from Lowe’s several weeks ago. They were about two dollars a piece and thankfully, when I looked up the company, they are on on the approved list.
Here’s everything you need to know to have a safe, and memorable homeschooling day!
You can find an approved list of viewing glasses here.
How to make your own solar eclipse viewer using a shoe box.
The 2017 Solar Eclipse: When, where and how to see it.
Teaching Students About the Solar Eclipse – a link to an informative video.
Free downloads and printables from NASA including maps, posters, fact sheet, safety bulletin and other materials.
Cool “make and take” activities – also from NASA. We love the edible model of the sun!