(upbeat music) – Hey, Safari Sam, what are you doing? – Hi, Miss Penny. I am getting ready for The Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017. – Wow! What is a solar eclipse? – A solar eclipse is when
the moon gets in-between the Earth and the sun and
causes a shadow on the Earth. – That’s so exciting! When is that happening? – That is happening on August 21st. – Really soon!
– Yup, really soon. But one thing is very important. You can’t just stare at the
sun without proper protection. You need to have either eclipse glasses or welder’s number 14
glass so that it blocks out the light of the sun and doesn’t
cause damage to your eyes. – What happens if we don’t have those glasses but we
really want to see it. – That’s a great question. You can actually make this
thing called a pinhole camera, which allows you to project
the light of the sun and the actual eclipse as it
happens on a piece of paper. Would you like to learn how to make one? – Yes! Do you wanna make one? – [Girl] Yes! – Yes, let’s do it. – All right, let’s go.
– Okay. (playful music) – [Safari Sam] To make a
pinhole camera, you will need two pieces of white card
stock, aluminum foil, tape, and a pen or paper clip. – [Children] Step one. – [Safari Sam] Cut a
square hole in the middle of one of your pieces of card stock. If you’re going to be using
scissors, ask an adult for help. – [Children] Step two. – [Safari Sam] Tape a piece of
aluminum foil over the hole. – [Children] Step three. – [Safari Sam] Use your pen or paper clip to poke a small hole in the aluminum foil. – [Children] Let’s try it out. – [Safari Sam] Place your
second piece of card stock on the ground and hold the
piece with aluminum foil above it, foil facing up. Stand with the sun behind you and view the projected image on
the card stock below. The further away you hold your camera, the bigger the projected image will be. Mark your calendars August 21st, The Great American Solar Eclipse. – And view the sun safely. – Bye!