CM learns safety, science during eclipse


CLARKSVILLE – Clinton-Massie Schools implemented a layered approach for the Great American Eclipse of 2017 addressing both safety and science.

Superintendent Matt Baker sent information home with all students last Friday about the steps the schools were taking for student safety during the solar eclipse on Monday afternoon. Baker stated, “We will celebrate this event in a safe manner.”

Additionally, the school district sent out a “One-Call” to notify students and parents about safety precautions and plans during the eclipse. While the peak of the eclipse had passed when students were dismissed at the end of the day, school announcements and reminders by school bus drivers were also used to educate and remind students to not look directly at the solar eclipse.

Clinton-Massie science classes took advantage of the rare event to educate students.

Middle school science students built several types of indirect eclipse viewers to safely view the eclipse without looking directly at the sun.

While elementary students remained inside, they still had the opportunity to see the solar eclipse. Elementary teachers showed a live feed of the eclipse in classrooms and had interactive, hands-on activities to help students understand and learn about solar eclipses.

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Teacher Elizabeth Marsh assists her seventh-grade science students with their eclipse viewers Monday at Clinton-Massie Middle School.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/08/web1_CMMS-3-people-1.jpgTeacher Elizabeth Marsh assists her seventh-grade science students with their eclipse viewers Monday at Clinton-Massie Middle School. Dann Sternsher | Clinton-Massie Schools

By Dann Sternsher

For the News Journal

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