West End Middle Students Recap Eclipse In Classrooms

Posted at 8:14 PM, Aug 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-22 21:18:45-04

Students at West End Middle School spent Tuesday recapping the total solar eclipse that passed directly over their school Monday.

"We'll start out with where they watched," said 7th grade science teacher Kyle Bohle. "I’m sure they were all over the city."

Bohle said his students spent days learning about the eclipse and eye safety leading up to the big event, but this was his opportunity to bring science to life.

"How could you not be engaged with this kind of stuff?" he said.

Students said they observed changes in temperature and animals.

"The cicadas went crazy," one student said. "The noise built up louder and louder."

For West End Middle School's principal, the eclipse is an example of taking learning out of the classroom.

"We’re just really excited when we have opportunities like that to be able to bring it in the classroom and have the kids engaged in something and have them know that learning is something that happens throughout your life, it’s every day," said Dr. Russell Young. "There are opportunities to expand your learning no matter where you are."