During the spring semester, Physical Science students had the opportunity to contract for an extended learning opportunity (ELO) that required completion of Honors level work. The resulting student projects were on display in the ConVal Library on the evening of June 1.
The themes of the student projects were wide-ranging:
- Why do ACL tears occur?
- What effects do power drinks have?
- What stains your teeth more: soda, tea, or coffee?
- What effect do building materials have on WiFi signals?
- What is the impact of electric cars on the environment?
The public got to see how students researched an essential questions using the problem-solving rubric. They worked from formulating the essential question of the project to defining the problem, researching the resources required, planning and implementing a strategy, monitoring progress and making revisions, and finally evaluating the solution and reflecting on the process.