The Forensic Science students worked a murder that occurred at GHS. However, they were not sure of the actual location and collected evidence from 3 different school locations. They were looking for trace evidence as they worked to understand Locard's Exchange Principle. During their collection, they learned the proper techniques for collecting and labeling their evidence.
Ornaments from Borax, who knew? Mr. Garry's chemistry classes.Top of Page
The students in Mr. Garry's 4th block have been studying solutions. They worked together to create a saturated solution of Borax and water. They placed pipe cleaners twisted into different shapes into beakers and allowed the crystals to form. The students were creative as the created hearts, infinity symbols, and the spelling of their teacher's name. When the crystals dry, they will be taken home to be used as ornaments or gifts to their loved ones.
The GHS Forensic Science students closed out their Toxicology Unit by participating in a lab entitled "The El Chapo" Lab. As scientists in the DEA lab, they looked at the physical and chemical characteristics of the following "drugs": cocaine, heroin, angel dust, and meth. After determining the properties of these drugs, they then applied their knowledge to identify three unknown "drugs" that were seized in a raid. During the unit, the students also learned the hazards of drug use both legal and illegal.
Bubbles used to determine survival rate of living organisimsTop of Page
(09-06-18) Mrs. Hamby‘s class studied survival rates of living organisms utilizing nonliving models (Bubbles). The students collected data on the survivorship of bubbles (populations) in different scenarios. This activity is part of Griffin Spalding County School’s RCD initiative.
Mrs. Hamby's ecology class completed their first lab today, an owl pellet dissection. An owl pellet dissection lab is a memorable (and fun!) way to learn about the eating habits of birds of prey birds such as owls and correlate that with food webs in the classroom. What are owl pellets? They are the regurgitated remains of an owl’s meal, including all the bones of the animals it ate (usually small rodents). Owls usually swallow their food whole, digest the edible parts, and then expel the indigestible parts through their mouth as a pellet.