Biology Lab Nov.14

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Allyson Symonds

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On Nov. 14, students in Biology performed a lab that tested how enzymes would react with other chemicals. These chemicals included, hydrogen peroxide, solution of water, and a substrate. Then, after students tested the chemicals reaction, they recorded it into an online document sent to them by their teacher. 

“I think it is great to know the information and skills that you learn in biology, and I think it will benefit me in the future. But, it might not be the most important thing unless I am interested in a job that relates to science,” freshman Diana Hatch said.

Students practice all types of different labs which help build good skills with following strict step by step instructions, which becomes a crucial life skill as an adult. Lots of jobs will require people to follow strict instructions, so when students get the opportunity to demonstrate this, it can be a positive experience and good practice. Just like with most classes, some students like it and some don’t. Smiles were captured on several students faces who were participating in the lab. Biology teacher Jerry Epp was walking around helping students with the lab and answering questions asked by the students.

“Something I enjoy about biology is when we get to do labs and get out of our seats and actually do something hands on,” freshman Drew Dillon said. 

Lots of that labs that students do, provide cool reactions and results. It allows students to see how powerful chemicals are and how they react with other everyday solutions. The students in biology will get to do more labs throughout the year and learn about new types of chemicals and see all new types of reactions. Depending on the unit they are learning, there is usually a corresponding lab to go with it that includes something they are learning about. Then, the lab provides a visual explanation to what they are learning, which some students admit helps them understand the information better.

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