Ashley Lamb, who recently completed Marie Owens' AP Biology course, spent her summer like few other rising high school juniors to be sure! She was selected from among North Carolina's top students of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to conduct research in life and environmental sciences at North Carolina State University and Appalachian State University. These fully-funded programs allowed her to pursue a variety of field study, lab analysis, problem solving and technical writing coursework. Ashley completed original
As a science teacher at a classical school, I occasionally hear my humanities students ask, “Why study high school science?” Sometimes, I try to convince these bookworms that a chemistry textbook can be a fascinating read. But since that’s mostly met with incredulity, I like to share a story. For several summers, my family and I have camped at a small quiet campground on a hill, a lovely park tucked behind a ridge of trees.