SSUSD turns eclipse viewing into learning experience

FILE PHOTO: Elementary school students in the Sulphur Springs Union School District view the eclipse through eclipse glasses on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Courtesy of the Sulphur Springs Union School District
Source: Sulphur Springs Union School District 
Elementary school students in the Sulphur Springs Union School District view the eclipse through eclipse glasses on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Courtesy of the Sulphur Springs Union School District
Thousands of Sulphur Springs Union School District students participated in a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience on Monday morning when they viewed the rare solar eclipse. Students and staff donned safety viewing glasses, carried student-made pinhole cameras and went to viewing stations around each of the nine school campuses. Transitional-Kindergarten through 6th grade students were awestruck as they gazed upward as audible gasps were heard across the playgrounds.
Elementary school students in the Sulphur Springs Union School District watch a live stream of the eclipse on their classroom SMART Board on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Courtesy of the Sulphur Springs Union School District
The learning continued in the classrooms, as teachers created a morning filled with live solar eclipse footage streaming on class SMART Boards. Students researched the solar eclipse on iPads and Chromebooks, made eclipse art projects and solved eclipse math problems. The staff, teachers, volunteers and administrators designed unforgettable student learning experiences around this extraordinary event
Elementary school students in the Sulphur Springs Union School District view the eclipse through student-made pinhole projectors and viewing scopes on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Courtesy of the Sulphur Springs Union School District

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