A Reflection

Ian Butler (10), along with partner Adriana Klein (10), prepare for their lab by reading the direction. They analyzed the problem and began setting up their experiment.

Ian Butler (10), along with partner Adriana Klein (10), prepare for their lab by reading the direction. They analyzed the problem and began setting up their experiment.

Amariah Burgess

On Wednesday, March 7, Mrs. Kaitlin Ellis, Science, conducted a lab in her Chemistry Honors class. This activity allowed the students to take a break from notes and get some hands-on action.

“It was a fun thing to do to change the pace of the class, and it went well with the lesson we were on, which was chemical reactions,” Nathan Hodor (10) said.

The students may have gotten a break from the usual class agenda, but the students were still being challenged.

“Those who are not good at hands-on skills and just use their partner to do everything, their grade is not reflective of what they’ve learned, it’s reflective of what they’ve gotten in their partner. Labs give an outlet to those students who are more hands on to have an opportunity at performing well then notes and worksheets and homework are for those students who do better at repetition and being given instruction on how to plan for a test,” Mrs. Ellis said.

The lab was not just to challenge the students but to give them some visual one what was being written on paper and utilized in their homework and bringing it to life where they were able to see the chemical reactions take place.

“They had to write the reaction that they just did, and then the third part was them taking what we just were doing and figuring out the calculations to their experiment so it was kinda blending our last three months of chemistry into one lab,” Mrs.Ellis said.