Stateline school districts gear up for solar eclipse

Published: Aug. 17, 2017 at 6:45 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- It's an event many have been gearing up for for months. Now some of our children will get the opportunity to experience it at school with glasses that at this point are hard to come by.

Colleen ford is a science teacher at Flinn Middle School she says she's been geeking out about the solar eclipse since January and she's excited to share her passion for science with all students attending Flinn Middle School. The eclipse happens to fall on the first day of school for Flinn Middle School students.

Ford says each hour students will focus on a different topic related to the eclipse.. including safety.. making solar viewers from card board tubes .. and using approved solar eclipse glasses to watch the event. Mr bay the principal of Flinn Middle School decided to purchase enough glasses for students to watch.

Over in the Belvidere School District purchased glasses for all 8,000 students and teachers. As far Rockford Public School District goes all 46 sites are handling the eclipse at the principal's discretion.