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Local students take advantage of historical solar eclipse event

Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 10:41 am

Children could be seen with their glasses attached to paper plates making a mask to be worn to protect their eyes from the harmful rays of the sun.

As the moon began to cover the sun for the historical solar eclipse on August 21, area students at the Monroe City R-1 Middle School learned several facts.

The seventh and eighth grade students had different stations set up with hands on activities to learn about the solar eclipse. At one station the students used oreo cookies for the moon and vanilla wafers to represent the sun. At another station the students could create a flashlight visual. A picture eclipse time capsule was being made by having students draw what they thought the eclipse would look like and at another station there was a demonstration of a sun dial.

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