Snow Goggles and Limiting Sunlight

This Snow Goggles and Limiting Sunlight lesson plan also includes:

Why would someone need contact lenses that offer UV protection? With a 28-page packet full of instruction and worksheets, students discuss solar radiation and its potential harm to eyes. They make snow goggles similar to ones hunters used in the late 1800s to protect themselves. Through discussion, class members learn how space explorers also have to protect their eyes. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss what happens to eyes at night and why hunters typically don't hunt at night
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes learners understand how to convert between units
  • Some math involved (multiplication and division)
  • Best done on a somewhat sunny day
  • Part two in a series of four
Pros

  • Activity is very thorough, providing teaching tips, worksheets, answer keys, related resources, and extensions
  • Materials are simple to gather, especially if using card stock
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS