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Tucson elementary school uses eclipse as a teaching experience

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People across the country paused to take a look at the solar eclipse. Many schools used it as a teaching experience, including at Nash Elementary in Midtown.

Fourth and fifth graders took a break from class to look through a telescope, brought in by Larry Lebofsy, Senior Education Specialist at the Planetary Science Institute. "It's getting them to not fear science," said Lebofsy. "Not to fear going out and experimenting and looking at things."

Shari Lossou-Lossavi, a Nash Elementary teacher who has taken courses on how to teach astronomy at the Planetary Science Institute, hopes her students look up and see their future. "In our school we have a college-bound message, so we're hoping the kids go to college and study this more and make careers out of it."

The children who participated in the solar eclipse viewing have been learning about eclipse since school began August 11th, through a variety of classes.

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