Why Do Pirates Wear An Eye Patch?

Pirate Science Kindergarten Lesson Plan
Photo Source: mrsjumpsclass.blogspot.com

Perfect for International Talk Like A Pirate Day {Wednesday, September 19th} or a pirate unit, we love this anchor chart/science exploration created by Deanna over at Mrs. Jump's Class via Welcome To Room 36! Have you ever wondered why pirates wear an eye patch? Deanna and her kiddos did and set about exploring the topic...

First, students were invited to hypothesize why an eye patch might be part of a pirate's wardrobe. Here were some of the cute responses...

  • "Because they like the way it looks."
  • "To scare away other pirates."
  • "To protect them when they fight."
  • "Just for fun!"

Next, the kiddos were given an eye patch and they conducted an experiment to experience why an eye patch might benefit someone who moves quickly between the decks of a ship, transitioning from a lot of light to complete darkness.

For the complete activity, be sure to visit Mrs. Jump's Class!