Thursday, January 28, 2010

Whiting High School, Laramie, WY

The Whiting High School Bio Club has started a great investigation into pollution. In the winter, the city piles snow that has been removed from the streets along the banks of a creek. The students have been taking samples from these snow piles, and are starting to calculate the amount of particulates in these samples. They will then monitor the health of the creek when all of this snow starts to melt, to determine the effects from the runoff created by these snow piles. Interesting, to be sure! Pictures soon to follow....

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Visit from the zoo!

During the unit on birds/reps/amphibs/mammals, I get our zoo educator, Jaime, to bring in some live specimens since we have completed some dissections. It is a relief for some of our students prior to exams and a great chance to get to see living organisms they never would see otherwise. (It is also really neat to have a penguin waddling around in the room!) I am hoping to spark my Bioclub into an interaction with the zoo in the form of a project for science fair.