Chemistry Continues Across The Miles

Chemistry Continues Across The Miles
Posted on 05/01/2020
HS Science Zoom class

High School students at Storm Lake St. Mary’s are engaged in required online continuous learning throughout the remainder of the year.

Dr. Larson, the High School chemistry teacher, has been engaging with her students in a variety of ways; through video clips of mini-lectures, kitchen chemistry experiments, demos on refracting laser light beams, and a STEM career project that is a joint endeavor between Mrs. Christianson and Dr. Larson delivered through Google Classroom.

“We are studying properties of covalent molecules and the students are learning about slow cooling vs. fast cooling a supersaturated sugar solution,” states Dr. Larson. When the students came to school to collect their books on April 13th, Dr. Larson sent home Chemistry “kits” with supplies to do at home experiments which included making rock candy.

Although it may be hard to find a positive perspective during these challenging times, foreign exchange student, Mario Arranz did just that.  From 4,700 miles away Arranz joined the class virtually as Evie AlSaffar presented her rock candy experiment. With a confused look Ariana Elsden states, “my experiment didn’t work out like that.”

Life right now is similar to Dr. Larson’s science experiment, uncertainty of what the end result will look like, but meaningful lessons learned along the way.

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