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CRE Experiences Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, the students of Castle Rock Elementary were excited to participate in the viewing of the nearly total solar eclipse. The eclipse, featuring an estimated 93% totality in the Castle Rock area of Colorado, crossed the United States from Oregon to South Carolina. 

CRE students who were equipped with solar eclipse glasses rated ISO 12312-2 were invited to the upper viewing area at the base of the rock in Rock Park to experience the eclipse. Students who did not have the safety glasses or who chose to remain behind were able to watch a live stream of the solar event in the gym with other schoolmates. 

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Want to know more? Check out these great 2017 Eclipse resources!

NASA Eclipse 2017

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August 21, 2017 | By mgreene1 | Category: Castle Rock Elementary School

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It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.