Professor Louie is here with a Beanie Boo Solar Eclipse safety video.
Supply List for Eclipse Viewer
- Cereal box
- A piece of white paper
- A piece of tin foil
How to Make a Solar Eclipse Viewing Station
- Remove the cereal from the box.
- Trace the bottom of the cereal box on a white piece of paper.
- Cut along the outline so you have a white piece of paper that matches the size of the bottom of the box.
- Put two pieces of tape on the white piece of paper, open the cereal box and tape your paper to the bottom of the box, on the inside of the box.
- For the top of the cereal box, cut out the side side flaps so that you have only a center flap. Tape the center flap together.
- Now take your tin foil and make a square, folded over a few times.
- In the center of the square, poke a small hole. This is your viewing hole. You can use a pen to make the hole in the foil.
- Tape the tin foil over the open right-side rectangle on the top of the box so that the viewing hole is in the middle.
- Leave the left side open.
- When the eclipse is happening, look through the tin-foil viewing hole and point your box toward the sun. After some positioning, you should be able to see a projection of the eclipse inside the box.
Solar Eclipse Safety Tips for Kids
Do not look directly at the sun.
Sunglasses will not help protect your eyes against the sun’s rays.
If you do not have special solar glasses, make your own viewing station by watching the Beanie Boo Solar Eclipse Video and following the instructions on this page.
Learn more about astronomy and the solar eclipse from NASA: