School Patrol: Students, Patients Learn About Total Solar Eclipse

Posted at 8:18 PM, Aug 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-24 09:39:49-04

Teachers at Metro's Waverly-Belmont Elementary School used the total solar eclipse as a once-in-a-lifetime lesson.

Monday's event was historical. The moon came between the earth and sun at just the right configuration, and soon, it was lights out.

Yet, before that happened, students at Waverly-Belmont were given the chance to learn all about the phenomenon in class.

Second graders were taught by teacher Tonya Drossner, about the Total Eclipse, through videos, discussion, and even coloring the planets.

The students were encouraged to ask their teacher questions, and of course, the most popular question? "Are we going to have special glasses?" and the answer was, of course, yes.

Kids at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital also learned about the event by our own NewsChannel 5's Henry Rothenberg at the Ryan Seacrest Studios.