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Bulloch County students watch eclipse through pinhole boxes

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Some local school districts canceled classes Monday out of concern for the solar eclipse. 

Bulloch County was among the few who held classes anyway. We visited some classrooms to see how they handled it, and it really wasn't that tough a task. They had days and days of preparation and a few minutes of demonstration. 

Students at Stilson Elementary practiced using their homemade pinhole viewer boxes. Teachers stressed the safety of not staring into the sun, even with overcast skies. Teachers tell us they used the eclipse in some of their lessons over the past two or three weeks. They say they hoped students would appreciate how rare the phenomenon really is. 

"It doesn't happen very often. I hope to turn kids on to what does happen in the sky when they might have not been interested before," said STEM teacher, Jenny Hendrix. 

In Bulloch County, rain clouds seemed to eclipse the sun as much as the moon, and made for a small window to see the eclipse. 

Coming up on The News at 6 p.m., we'll show you some of the students who got a few minutes to see the eclipse and what they thought about it. 

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