Science and Foundations

April 11, 2013


ANATOMY- In anatomy classes we are studying the brain and how it functions.  One thing that we are investigating is the difference between a male and female brain.  One difference is, on the average, a female brain has a larger corpus callosum, which enables females to be better at multi-tasking.  We will also be looking at the difference between toxic and healthy thinking.  One very interesting fact that the students learned is that a teenage brain uses a different part of the brain to deal with emotions than an adult, thus the generational gap.

FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP (FOL) - In FOL we have been studying how one person can have an affect on a community.  We learned about Greg Mortenson and how he helped a poor village in Pakistan build a school.   In his book, Greg talks about "Three Cups of Tea."  He writes about the Village Chief telling him, "Here, we drink three cups of tea to do business; the first you are a stranger, the second you become a friend, and the third, you join our family, and for our family we are prepared to do anything -even die" (Mortenson 1).  In Mrs. LePorte's FOL class the students are painting teacups to remember their freshman year at LHS.

BIOLOGY - Biology classes have just finished their unit on DNA.  One lab the students did was to extract their own DNA.  The classes discussed the process of extraction and how DNA is being used in solving crimes and creating new species such as a Liger, a cross between a tiger and lion.


FORENSIC - The forensic class has been busy processing hair and fiber that was found at one crime scene and are trying to link it to another crime scene.  Now students are going to take a model skull and recreate the face of Julius Caesar.