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Carmel students experience solar eclipse

Posted at 7:18 PM, Aug 21, 2017

CARMEL, Ind. – More than 16,000 Carmel students put on their solar eclipse shades to become part of history Monday afternoon.

Teachers at Clay Middle School said the eclipse was a learning opportunity and students said it was an unforgettable experience.

Before heading outside, students in Mark Ellington’s sixth grade science lab were warned about the importance of keeping their glasses on.

“We can show - there's great videos out there, we can show it-- but now I get to have students that can experience it,” said Ellington. “They get to now share what they saw and what they experienced and what it was like for them."

Carmel Clay Schools bought eclipse glasses for all 16,000 students in the district and most of them spent half of the day lying back on the grass to view history.

"Since we get to see it at a young age and get to remember it for a long time, I think that's pretty cool,” said Kyron Kaopuiki.


The next total solar eclipse in the U.S. will take place in April 2024. 

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