Independent Science Projects Give Students Freedom to Explore

Our seventh-grade scientists wrapped up three months of work on their independent science projects on February 7 as they presented their findings to their peers and teachers. Students could either explore a scientific topic of interest or shadow a professional in a science-related field, with the majority of their work being done independently outside of school.

Projects ranged from how standard structures differ from earthquake-resistant ones to how the speed of a baseball affects the accuracy of the throw, as well as what students learned after shadowing a botanist, a spacecraft engineer, and a veterinarian.