Solar Eclipse Glasses
School: Discovery Middle School
This school year Michigan will be in the path of two partial solar eclipses. One will be on October 14, 2023 and the other one will be on April 8, 2024. My project is to provide students with eclipse glasses so that we can view the April 8th eclipse as it occurs. During a partial solar eclipse the light does not noticeably dim and you would not know anything was happening unless you look through tiny holes onto the ground. When the sunlight passes through the tiny holes (such as those in a colander) it projects the image of the eclipse on the ground. I will be teaching the students how to do this so that on October 14th they are able to use this technique to indirectly view the eclipse. During any partial solar eclipse, just like at any other time, it is not safe to look directly at the sun. Eclipse glasses use special protective lenses so that you can use them to watch the eclipse as it happens.