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Students take in solar eclipse

Students from St. Anthony Elementary School viewed the solar eclipse on Aug. 21.

The morning was spent learning about solar eclipses and making a lapbook that explained what a solar eclipse is, the path it took, where the students were and how they were celebrating the eclipse, and a journal to describe what they saw and felt during the eclipse. There was even a pocket to hold their solar eclipse glasses. After a picnic lunch, the students were able to fully enjoy the eclipse. They each had their own solar eclipse glasses and were able to watch as the moon slowly passed in front of the sun.

After the eclipse, the students participated in stations where they got their picture taken, used a solar calculator, made interactive construction paper solar eclipses, learned about the five senses, used sidewalk chalk to create a solar eclipse and played games. The day ended with a sun- and moon-themed school-wide sing-a-long led by Joan Pauley and sun and moon decorated sugar cookies provided by Colleen Belitz.

Scotus Central Catholic took eight buses with all students in grades 7-12 to Concordia University in Seward to view the eclipse. They attended an eclipse event with professors sharing information and videos on the scoreboard, and held an eclipse countdown. Students gathered in Bulldog Stadium and were given eclipse glasses to view the event.

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