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Star lab presents new world to Northland Pines studentsSubmitted: 12/09/2013
Story By Kaitlyn Howe and Melissa Constanzer

Star lab presents new world to Northland Pines students
EAGLE RIVER - Students in Eagle River can explore the stars- without even leaving their school.

The Star Lab was at Eagle River Elementary.

The Star Lab is a portable planetarium.

A projector inside of the lab shows constellations.

This isn't the first year the star lab was at the school.

"I've been bringing it here to Northland Pines for quite a few years now. But our program is growing and lots of other teachers have now been trained and they're bringing their classrooms in," says Eagle River Elementary School teacher Gretchen Yagow.

Teachers believe the experience helps students broaden their learning.

"One of the reasons I do it is because anytime that we can bring in outside experience within our building or within our district that maybe would be difficult to get our children to it's important to do that. It's a wonderful learning experience for them. And it could be creating a whole new area of interest for the kids to investigate," Yagow says.

The Star Lab will be at St. Germain Elementary starting tomorrow.

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