Mensa for Kids Geeks Out Over Solar Eclipse

  • Aug 18, 2017

Offers free lesson plan exploring Earth’s relationship with the solar system

ARLINGTON, TEXAS (Aug. 18, 2017) — Mensa for Kids is preparing for the Great American Eclipse by providing parents and teachers a free lesson plan. The plan includes learning opportunities and activities, as well as precautions for safely viewing the eclipse.

“We’re excited to take advantage of this celestial event and provide educational materials for anyone who visits This opportunity allows us to provide free content for teachers and home-school educators,” said Jamie Uphold, American Mensa’s Gifted Youth and Leadership Coordinator.

And because we won’t see another eclipse like it for another seven years, American Mensa is also offering its online Mensa Practice Test for just $7 on Aug. 21, until midnight, at Our practice test is a great way to exercise your brain and is designed to give a preview of what it’s like to take the official Mensa Admissions Test. The practice test is regularly priced at $18.

Mensa for Kids shares high-quality content and programs specifically designed for gifted youth, their parents and teachers around the globe. An outreach of our Foundation, Mensa for Kids encourages excellence in the service and education of intellectually gifted youth. For more information about Mensa for Kids, visit

American Mensa is an organization open to anyone who scores in the top 2 percent on an accepted, standardized intelligence test. Mensa has more than 56,000 members in the United States and more than 110,000 members globally. For more information about Mensa, visit

For more media information or to schedule an interview, contact Julie Garcia by email, or by phone at (817) 688-7344.

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The Mensa Education & Research Foundation benefits society by inspiring and empowering intellectually gifted people. For more than 40 years the Foundation has supported the best and brightest through scholarships and awards. It encourages research and intellectual inquiry through the Mensa Research Journal and its various Colloquiums. Governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees, the Mensa Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and is funded by American Mensa, Mensa members and other charitable donations. To learn more about the Foundation and the scholarship program, visit