Local Science Teachers Chime in on Eclipse


By: Alli Harlan

As the total solar eclipse is in just a few days, we caught up with some local teachers to get their vision on this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Mr. Kyle Rose, a Science Instructor at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center, shares what the eclipse is:

“A total solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth. The moon will completely cover the sun. This casts a shadow on Earth causing it to be dark for a short period.”

He goes into detail:

Mrs. Leslie Bradley, Biology Teacher at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center, told us why you shouldn’t look at the eclipse without protection:

“Looking at the sun at any time can damage the retina in the back of the eye. The retina is a thin tissue layer with nerves that send electrical signals to the brain so we can interpret what we see. If the retina is damaged, then vision is damaged. The total eclipse involves the sun, so looking at it without protective glasses is still dangerous.”

Remember to enjoy this experience, but be safe while doing so.