Tag Archives: Science

In depth: Space Station project

Talon staff writer Julia Carle sat down with science teacher Nancy Cripe in September 2012 to discuss what Minnehaha Academy students will do in their International Space Station (ISS) experiment, which will be conducted in Spring 2013. How would you define the ISS program at Minnehaha? The Minnehaha ISS program …

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Facing climate change

Scientists agree on climate change, so why doesn’t America? “Ninety-seven percent of all climate scientists agree that the evidence is overwhelming that there is a human component to global climate change,” meteorologist Paul Huttner said. When 97 percent of a group of specialized scientists agree, they’re probably right. Why then, …

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Physics First

Scientific actions and reactions Minnehaha adopts a new science curriculum, teaching physics as a foundation for other courses As freshmen enter high school they already have a lot to worry about: upperclassmen, new teachers, a new working environment and new expectations. So why should freshmen would have to worry about …

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New standards for science

A set of standards brings new ideas to science education “Uh, no,” said freshman Sarah Kaminski. “No,” freshman Alexis Turnage agreed. “What?” freshman Rafaela Creamer asked. None of them knows what a standard is. A dictionary may define a standard as “a level of quality or attainment,” but in education, …

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To space and back in nine months

The International Space Station Project brings new opportunities for students Minnehaha has been to Europe, the Bahamas and even Haiti. But this year, we’re going to space! “I hoped that it would excite students to be a part of a big science experiment that required students to use many different …

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