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New Science Electives on the Market

A science lab is set and ready for students

A science lab is set and ready for students

Victoria Lorenzi

Victoria Lorenzi

A science lab is set and ready for students

Corianna Jackson and Victoria Lorenzi

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Who wouldn’t love more science electives? Currently, the science classes offered at BHS are Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Forensics, Unified Science, Human Anatomy and Physiology. Most students have taken at least three of these courses in their first few years of high school, limiting options for their senior year. Our newly appointed Head of the Science Department, Mrs. Costa, wants to change that by offering more electives to keep students engaged in science. She was able to sit down and list some of the new options students will be able to take part in. They are as follows: Astronomy, Weather, Marine Biology, and Oceanography.

Astronomy is the study of stars. For all the stargazers out there, this class will give you the opportunity to look at stars more in depth. Students will study the formation of black holes and quasars, and learn the latest theories of cosmology. Students should sign up for this course if they have an interest in what lies beyond the earth’s surface.

The Weather elective will allow students to immerse themselves into the study of weather patterns and climate change, a pressing issue of our time. By the end of the course, students will learn how weather is predicted, and gain new knowledge about the clouds above them.

Marine Biology is the study of ocean life. Through the oceanography part of the course, students will learn about water chemistry, ocean floor geology, waves and the tides. This class will provide many field trip opportunities to observe marine life up close and personal.

The science department would love to hear your feedback on these future elective ideas and new ones of your own. If you have an idea for a science elective, comment on our website! Don’t forget to answer our poll on the homepage of the Pow Wow website to show your interest in the development of these electives into the upcoming years.


8 Responses to “New Science Electives on the Market”

  1. Joshua Chan on October 23rd, 2018 8:56 am

    I think adding such new classes would bring a new wave of curiosity and awareness to the science field. Astronomy was part of the earth science course and many students, at least from my knowledge, were very eager to learn more but the course didn’t have time for that. Now with these new opportunities students would be able to learn and understand courses they like.

  2. Angel on October 23rd, 2018 9:23 am


  3. Katherine Garnett on October 23rd, 2018 9:23 am

    I think there should be a nutrition and a marine Biology elective.

  4. Deonna Beard on October 23rd, 2018 10:40 am

    They should give a class for people who want to participate in future healthcare professions. These classes should have visitors who are current healthcare professionals who provide insight on the job and personal interests. They should have field trips to different sites they work at and show what equipment they use on a daily basis. The professionals should also have a scientific nutrition course where students learn the science behind their food.

  5. Atallia Elliston on October 23rd, 2018 11:02 am

    There should be a class on
    Advanced first AID

  6. Destiny Eusebio on October 23rd, 2018 11:02 am

    I think astronomy is a great idea!!!!! I also think there should be a nutrition class so we can as a town progress towards ending obesity ((possibly))

  7. Quiyhanni Burwell on October 23rd, 2018 11:02 am

    I would love to see a hands on nursing techniques class

  8. Daniella Ponce on October 25th, 2018 6:58 pm

    Marine biology

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