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First Week of School Full of Hands-On Science Learning

posted Sep 15, 2013, 6:42 PM by J. F. Trey Smith   [ updated Sep 15, 2013, 6:44 PM ]
Students had their first full week of school at Boys' Latin last week. Teachers were ready with a number of hands-on learning opportunities for students. 
  • In Biology and Chemistry I, students practiced using evidence to support a claim by observing and drawing conclusions about a fake crime scene. 
  • In Biology and Chemistry II, students pulled at strings in mystery tubes to learn about the nature of scientific inquiry and preview what it has been like historically to learn about atoms.
  • In AP Environmental Science, students began designing and conducting chromatography experiments to learn about chlorophyll.
  • In Anatomy and Physiology, students began brainstorming for an engineering project where they will build prosthetic limbs to help them understand the structure and function in the human body.
  • In Physics, students completed two mini-labs where they reviewed writing lab reports and engaged in the engineering design process with household materials.

Chlorophyll Lab

Mystery Tubes

Crime Scene Lab

Marshmallow Engineering Challenge