By Matt Payne
On a bright, unseasonably warm February afternoon, 20 pairs of young, awestruck eyes gazed straight toward the sun.
That’s frowned upon by eye doctors, but these 20 youngsters equipped themselves with Eclipse Shades — glasses made with a black polymer filter that blocks all light except for that from the sun.
In practice for watching the solar eclipse that will occur on Aug. 21, the students stared into the sunlight. And, metaphorically speaking, into potential futures in science, technology, engineering and math.
“I learned so much I didn’t think was possible in science,” said Sanger ISD...