Everyone has gone solar eclipse crazy. We fist found out about it at our local public library. They had obtained supplies from NASA, and began their plans for a solar viewing party.
This is the perfect homeschool learning activity, as you know, so I looked up all the resources I could find—on a budget, of course. If you want solar viewing glasses, order them right away, because they are going fast. Some companies are already requesting large orders of 50 or more only. There are a few companies selling them at reasonable prices on Amazon, but you will pay at least $20. Some of the other companies are selling for at least $40.
Or, you can make your own pinhole projector, found on NASA’s website.
Solar eclipse books for younger kids
You can purchase a couple of really cute activity books for around $5 on Amazon, but Road Trip book (below) is on Kindle for about $2. The book reads closer to primary level, but there is another one that is more upper elementary level.
Below are some more Kindle books about the solar eclipse that are definitely budget prices. Keep watch for the closer we get to the event, maybe Amazon will sell some of them for free!
The solar eclipse for older kids
For older kids, there are plenty of other books on Amazon through Kindle. You can also check the local library. Maybe your library is holding a viewing party too!
Kid’s Discover website educates upper elementary children about the solar eclipse with a few good illustrations, along with some history.
NASA’s website contains plenty of information about the solar eclipse, along with safety tips. They also provide downloads to make your own solar viewers if you cannot afford to purchase the glasses above.