Science students have been very busy enjoying hands-on learning in lab
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Biology student Daniel Weathers used marshmallows and toothpicks to make models of the DNA, while environmental science student Cassidy Howard made recycled paper from pulp as part of the unit on solid waste management.
Chemistry students Grace Calfee and Mariah Gilbert are analyzing the absorbency of sodium polyacrylate-found in diapers, and Grace Calfee, Chris Leonard, Rebekah Burton, and McKay Kelly feed drosophila flightless fruit flies to our carnivorous Venus flytrap that we planted in glass terrariums.
Alisa McCook, our hearing-impaired student, is enjoying the science lab, as well, because she could feel the sound wave vibrations from the tuning fork and see the water splash as the energy was transferred to the water.
To demonstrate a polymerization reaction, chemistry students Serenity Goolsby and Kristasia Harkins made polyurethane foam hearts on Valentine’s Day.
Chemistry students also studied the properties of glass, scored glass, cut glass, polished glass, and bent the glass rod at a 90-degree angle. Elisha Hayes was a pro, which is no surprise since he helps his dad working at Hayes and Homes. Thank you to Science Coach Shelley Wood for going above and beyond coordinating science labs with instructors Jacques Mitchell and Mary White.