This year has been a huge success for Science at St. Mary's. A Grant from Home and School for over $4,400 has allowed Mrs. Thompson to lead some outstanding Science labs throughout this year. Working with Mrs. Castle this funding has freed Mrs. Thompson to order frogs, starfish, fetal pigs and a beef eye for dissecting. She was also able to acquire a lung model, eye model, ear model, a human life size skeleton, a fossil dvd, living fossils, photosynthesis & cell lab and animal cell mitosis slides and slide cover slips for life science classes. In earth sciences, they've added mineral sets, a pocket lantern, space age crystal growing kit, soil erosion lab and a ring of fire activity set to learn about volcanoes. For physics, they've added density cubes, a Newton's cradle, a tuning fork, a friction board, a spring scale, simple machine kits, conclave glass mirror, convex glass mirror, double concave lens, a Newton's color disc and a solar heating kit. For electricity studies, they purchased a friction silk pad, friction rod, both solid and hollow, an acrylic friction rod, a magnet set, snap electrical circuits to build small electrical devices and a traffic light demo. For chemistry studies, they've added a periodic table, a molecular model, a slime making kit, hand protectors, an emergency eye washing station and a fire blanket. Mrs. Thompson reports that reality is what makes science real for our students and these labs have helped to keep it real. For more photos click here.
School News 2014-2015
Science Grant Brings Reality to St. Mary’s Students