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Grade 10: Summer Research I

 Grade 10: Summer Research I

Following up on content covered in Interdisciplinary Science I, this course takes a step further toward the firsthand use of research tools from various scientific disciplines to address scientific questions in fields such as biology, ecology, chemistry,

Class of 2024 students presenting at the 2022 Summer Research Symposium.

and geology. Students learn and use methodologies of observation, data collection, and analysis in both lab and field contexts.

Teams of students actively study current questions in a way that integrates the learned research techniques. To facilitate collaboration, students are expected to give and receive constructive criticisms on the group activities and their implementation.

At the end of the three week course, the student teams present their research at the Joint Retreat Research Symposium.

In the fall, students move on to the Interdisciplinary Science II class.