Monday is a full solar eclipse. Something that has not happen in 60+ years and I think everyone in their own way is trying to have an experience with it.
So for us homeschool, geeky, DYI, crafty (the list could go on) type here is an idea to give a little knowledge and excitement for the day.
Your own Solar Eclipse viewer. It is pretty easy to make. Just a few household items, a little time and you are good to go.
Solar Eclipse viewer- Items needed- 1. box of some kind. I used a shoe box and a small paint supply box to make mine. 2. tin foil 3. white paper 4. scissors 5. tape 6. and something to cut the box with. I used a knife. (not the wisest choice.)
Instructions- 1. first draw two small squares on one end of the box. (see picture below.) Then cut out. 2. Now cut out a small square of tin foil, and a long strip of white paper. 3. Tape the tin over one of the square holes. 4. Tape the white paper to the inside of the opposite end of the box. (see picture below). 5. Close your box, and you are done!
What fun?! I even have a picture of the box after I was done and tried it out with my kitchen light. (Please excuse the bad fuzzy photo.)Remember you face your back to the light source.
Now all you have to do is find a great spot to view the eclipse. Please remember to face your back to the sun when looking into the eclipse viewer. And most important unless you have special glasses DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN during the eclipse.
Other links to check out with other ideas on how to make a solar eclipse viewer.