Students, adults look to sky during ‘Great American Eclipse’

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Students, adults look to sky during ‘Great American Eclipse’

Despite canceled events, schools and parents take advantage of a teaching moment
Visitors gaze at the solar eclipse Monday in Mancos State Park. The park hosted a small party, including music and park rangers.
Mancos State Park rangers gave out more than 50 solar viewers for the eclipse party on Monday.
Donna Joerg plays folk music during the solar eclipse party Monday at Mancos State Park.
The McDonald family – Ginny, Macie, Jaris and Nic – gathered in front of Kemper Elementary school to view the eclipse.
Cortez Middle School science teacher Brittany Lang shows off a specialized device used to view solar eclipses without having to look at the sun. The sun gazer uses mirrors to reflect an image of the eclipse onto a piece of paper. Lang said it can also be used to teach about the properties of light and the engineering of science tools.
Students from the Kiva Charter School took a field trip to a local Cortez park to view the eclipse with teacher John Whitehead.
For the first day of class at Cortez Middle School, science teacher Kelly Gregory had students demonstrate how an eclipse happens using models and a flashlight.
The passes in front of the sun Monday during a total solar eclipse, seen from Ross Lake, in Washington’s Northern Cascades National Park.
The moon partially covers the sun during Monday’s eclipse, seen from Redmond, Ore.
Park ranger Austin Tumas from Maryland talks to a group of students from Southwest Open School after the solar eclipse at Hovenweep National Monument.
The solar eclipse over the ruins at Hovenweep National Monument, Utah.
Hovenweep National Monument rangers gave out buttons during their lecture about the solar eclipse.

Students, adults look to sky during ‘Great American Eclipse’

Visitors gaze at the solar eclipse Monday in Mancos State Park. The park hosted a small party, including music and park rangers.
Mancos State Park rangers gave out more than 50 solar viewers for the eclipse party on Monday.
Donna Joerg plays folk music during the solar eclipse party Monday at Mancos State Park.
The McDonald family – Ginny, Macie, Jaris and Nic – gathered in front of Kemper Elementary school to view the eclipse.
Cortez Middle School science teacher Brittany Lang shows off a specialized device used to view solar eclipses without having to look at the sun. The sun gazer uses mirrors to reflect an image of the eclipse onto a piece of paper. Lang said it can also be used to teach about the properties of light and the engineering of science tools.
Students from the Kiva Charter School took a field trip to a local Cortez park to view the eclipse with teacher John Whitehead.
For the first day of class at Cortez Middle School, science teacher Kelly Gregory had students demonstrate how an eclipse happens using models and a flashlight.
The passes in front of the sun Monday during a total solar eclipse, seen from Ross Lake, in Washington’s Northern Cascades National Park.
The moon partially covers the sun during Monday’s eclipse, seen from Redmond, Ore.
Park ranger Austin Tumas from Maryland talks to a group of students from Southwest Open School after the solar eclipse at Hovenweep National Monument.
The solar eclipse over the ruins at Hovenweep National Monument, Utah.
Hovenweep National Monument rangers gave out buttons during their lecture about the solar eclipse.
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