The Science elective class will utilize holistic and activity-based approaches. This means that students will learn about science and the skills surrounding being in a lab setting, and they will have ample opportunities to apply their knowledge through experiments and assignments. Not only will this class help cultivate the students’ science skills, but it will also help them grow as a person and develop lifelong skills. Throughout the year, we will explore many areas of science. These areas include: botany, anatomy & physiology, chemistry, ecology, physics, biology, paleontology, astronomy, and geology.
During the audition process, students will participate in a short experiment that will test their patience, perseverance, and passion for the sciences (the 3 Ps). Students will also be asked a series of questions that will help determine their views on the sciences. Students must be prepared to follow very specific instructions. Students must bring a writing utensil. Other audition materials will be provided.
Students will be expected to comply with the rules and regulations stated in the Sallie B. Howard School of Arts & Science’s Parent/Student Handbook. Students will be expected to ask questions and participate during class. Science is a discipline of wonder and curiosity, so all voices are welcomed, heard, and respected. The specifics of the rules and guidelines will be discussed during the first week of class.
Kira Lanier, a Washington, DC native, is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology with a concentration in pre-medical, and a minor in psychology. Throughout Kira’s college career, she has received many awards for her scientific research, which ranges from neuroscience to astrobotany. Ms. Lanier is excited to spark the curiosity in future scientists.
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