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NASA Comes to Middle School

Original post made by carlrbabb, another community, on Apr 4, 2010

A dozen Orchard Middle School students gather during lunch and after school extending their day to pursue a special project—real scientific research in a middle school classroom. Victor and Kevin are busy filling the wells of a titer plate with the samples of their study. They will place the samples in a controlled amount of light, and tomorrow examine how much photosynthetic activity took place in the primitive algae. “How do you like doing real research”, I asked the group. “It’s important” said Christian. . . .”Exciting” followed Nancy…. “Fun” concluded Afnan. The group worked deliberately in accomplishing their experiment. Their instructor, Ron Hamby spends his lunch period and after school supervising the special project.

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Posted by James
a resident of Whisman Station
on Apr 5, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Very cool, where is Orchard Middle School? We need more of this kind of science and tech community involvement in after school activities.

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Posted by Vicki
a resident of another community
on Apr 5, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Now there's a teacher who needs a raise.

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Posted by Martin
a resident of another community
on Jun 1, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Mr.hamby is cool for doing this

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