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Preschool and Early Childhood Solar Eclipse Lesson and Book

Lesson: Your Eyes and the Eclipse

This eye health education 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. Lesson materials are available in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole.

Lesson: Your Eyes and the Eclipse

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The lesson includes learning objectives, activities, and evaluation.

With the acknowledgment that early learning and development guidelines (ELDG’s) vary by state but are nonetheless required, we encourage you to review state ELDG’s through the Child Care Technical Assistance Network.

Health education lessons and activities are adapted from evidence-based content belonging to the Prevent Blindness Star Pupils Eye Health and Safety Curriculum and Small Steps for Big Vision: An Eye Health Tool Kit for Parents and Caregivers.

Books are referenced that created inspiration for the following content focused on the eye. This lesson focuses on eye function and children wearing solar eclipse glasses.

Prevent Blindness thanks the Delta Gamma Foundation for its generous support for the development of the solar eclipse educational materials. This work is also supported by a Jay M. Pasachoff Solar Eclipse Mini-Grant from the American Astronomical Society’s Solar Eclipse Task Force, which is in turn supported by the National Science Foundation under Award No. 2318745.