Build a Solar Eclipse Viewer

$4.99

Students will follow step-by-step directions build a solar eclipse viewer using either a cereal box or cardstock to safely view a solar eclipse or the sun. Included are written step-by-step directions, real step-by-step pictures in a presentation to show how to make each viewer, a teacher lesson plan, background reading comprehension, questions, and rubric. Directions (written in a handout and also included in a presentation with real pictures) are clearly written to help your students easily create their viewers. You may decide to have students decorate their projectors with pictures and information about solar eclipses. An editable directions page is included!

 

Description

Students will follow step-by-step directions build a solar eclipse viewer using either a cereal box or cardstock to safely view a solar eclipse or the sun. Perfect for the 2024 total solar eclipse! Included are written step-by-step directions, real step-by-step pictures in a presentation to show how to make each viewer, a teacher lesson plan, background reading comprehension, questions, and rubric.

Choose which type you’d like your students to create!¬†Directions (written in a handout and also included in a presentation with real pictures) are clearly written to help your students easily create their viewers. You may decide to have students decorate their projectors with pictures and information about solar eclipses. An editable directions page is included!

 

Materials:

  • Cereal Box or Piece of Cardstock
  • Small Square of Aluminum Foil
  • Tape, Scissors, and Glue Stick
  • Push Pin or End of a Paperclip (to made a hole)

 

 

What You’ll Receive:

1. Solar Eclipse Presentation and Directions
Presentation includes 20 slides about solar eclipses and how to safely view a solar eclipse, a short embedded video about solar eclipses, and step-by-step pictures and directions how to create and use a homemade pinhole projector out of a cereal box or cardstock. PowerPoint and Google Slides included.

 

2. Solar Eclipses Background Reading and Questions
A short 1-page background reading about solar eclipses and two text-dependent questions. PDF, Google Slides, and answer key included!

 

3. Create a Solar Eclipse Viewer Student Handout
2 student handouts included: one for making a pinhole projector out of a cereal box and one for making a projector out of cardstock. Both are step-by-step, easy to follow, and attractive. PDF and editable student handouts included in your download.

 

4. Rubric
A quick and easy rubric is included if you choose to grade this solar eclipse project. PDF and editable versions included.

 

5. Teacher Lesson Plan
A comprehensive solar eclipse lesson plan with standards, objectives, pacing, vocabulary, and tips is included.

 

 

 

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