If you have children were they able to see the eclipse? What effect did it have?

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  1. tsmog profile image81
    tsmogposted 14 months ago

    If you have children were they able to see the eclipse? What effect did it have?

  2. Ericdierker profile image44
    Ericdierkerposted 14 months ago

    My elder children saw it in SF, Colorado and DC. For some reason none of us got all hyped up about it.

    Now my little one in school was kept inside with recess only inside. Kind of sad but they learned all about it. And when he got home we looked it up and saw it online. Not an Oooh Ahh experience but it raised about 1,000 questions. ;-)

    1. tsmog profile image81
      tsmogposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      I saw on the local news the kids with their glasses watching it. They seemed intense doing it. I wonder about the questions and what different questions there are for different age groups. I wonder if your son may have oohed & ahhed if actual see

    2. Ericdierker profile image44
      Ericdierkerposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      That is an interesting question Tim. I wonder. I would assume that those children were at least 12 or so. I don't think you could trust 6-7 year olds. And I would be leery about the teachers who are not science teachers understanding it for learning.

    3. tsmog profile image81
      tsmogposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      It looked like the kids they showed were younger than twelve, but I am a poor judge of age. They just looked to short for twelve.

  3. shanmarie profile image79
    shanmarieposted 14 months ago

    Where we live has a postal address associated with one city. The schools in that district had the safety glasses and allowed kids to view it. Seeing their reaction on TV was priceless.

    However, my kids go to school in the district closer to us and have not started classes yet. They go back next week. So we did not have any big to-do or group gathering. We did not even have the glasses. However, they did enjoy some watermelon outside before and while it was happening. And from the cover of my porch, I was able to get a fairly good picture of it without looking into the sun myself. We saw it via pictures. And on television, of course.

    This all reminded me of when I was a kid. Six grade, I think. We went outside to see one. I remember it vividly. I guess IL must be in the path more than most of the US? We saw it from TX this time and didn't get a full view, but as a child, I recall the special telescopes brought in  and pin hole things we made for viewing.

    1. tsmog profile image81
      tsmogposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Sounds like they recognized it is a big event. I watched on TV too. Here in San Diego we had a 58% eclipse. The sun was bright, but it seemed kind of hazy like a storm brewing.

  4. Aime F profile image83
    Aime Fposted 13 months ago

    We made a pinhole projector which was fun, I got to teach her how and why it worked and it was kind of a crafty science lesson. She thought that was cool for a bit but I don't think she really cared that much (she's only 5). My husband ended up finding some darker shade welding glasses at the hardware store and brought them over a few minutes before the 'peak' of the eclipse. She enjoyed watching it that way more but she still really only lasted a couple of minutes before getting bored with it.

    1. tsmog profile image81
      tsmogposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I guess it can be attention span thing for age groups. But, I admire you for turning it into an event. It may have greater value to her later in life remembering it.


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