2nd Graders Working On Cereal Box Eclipse Viewers

Over this school year, all students in grades 2-5 have had the opportunity to create their own cereal box eclipse viewers at The Imagination Lab. Using a few select materials, they were able to put together a safe way to view an eclipse–one that doesn’t require glasses.

As we prepare for the upcoming total solar eclipse that will pass directly over Plainfield on April 8th, these viewers reinforced eclipse safety while getting students excited about this once-in-a-lifetime event! 

Mrs. Ballinger at The Imagination Lab created a video so that parents and students can make their own viewers at home with just a few supplies.

Check it out here:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I8n0JQiNLJZU6pyY8KWE0Zt0hl27zSeK/view?usp=sharing

To use the eclipse viewer, stand with your back towards the sun and hold the cereal box up to your face. Look through the open side of the box with the aluminum foil facing the sun. You should see a small projection of the eclipse on the white piece of paper inside the box. This is a safe and indirect way to view the eclipse without damaging your eyes.