Students Learn the Science of Research

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Robert Frost Middle School students have the opportunity to investigate the world of science through their enrollment in the school’s Science Research course. The course is formatted to have students explore various topics using the scientific method. Students design and perform unique experiments and present and explain the findings to their peers. The interactive experiments use diverse elements including rockets, bridges, organisms, environmental science, chemicals and computers.

Through hands-on learning, students collect data, conduct experiments and record procedures in lab books. Students learn the scientific process and work in collaboration with lab partners to apply their knowledge. In addition, they have the opportunity to attend various competitions, including the Long Island Science Congress and the New York State Science and Engineering Fair.

The middle school course works to develop students’ analytical skills for the advanced Science Research Program offered at the high school level.