Preschool and Early Childhood Solar Eclipse Lesson and Book
The April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse takes place on a Monday when schools will be in session, ranging from early to late afternoon (1:40 pm CDT totality in Dallas, Texas, to 3:32 pm EDT in Caribou, Maine). Prevent Blindness is offering a number of resources to help students and teachers make the most of this unique event.
The Prevent Blindness "Eye Learn About Vision Health and Protection: Your Eyes and the Eclipse" lesson plan follows the most up-to-date National Health Education Standards Performance Indicators for Pre-K to 2nd grade. This lesson is intended for use with children aged 3 to 5 years old. The eclipse lesson and the "Between the Sun and the Earth" children's book are available free for download in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole.
Educators can purchase Prevent Blindness ISO-certified eclipse glasses at School Health Corporation.