LAST CHANCE: Bio Chem Learning Labs

There are just 2 days remaining to enroll in the Bio Chem Learning Lab Series!

There is some science you just can’t do at home! Compass offers a unique opportunity for students to conduct biology, chemistry, and environmental science experiments in a university laboratory setting! Bio-Chem Learning Labs is a series of 6 lab sessions, held off-site at Towson University’s Center for STEM Excellence in downtown Baltimore (60 miles from Compass.) Students will use advanced lab equipment, follow college-level lab protocols, and receive instruction from university lab staff. Example activities from the labs include:

  • Testing water quality and salinity
  • Testing enzyme functions
  • Manipulating bioluminescent bacteria
  • Working with protein gel and DNA electrophoresis
  • Learning to define control samples, recording and graphing data, and applying the scientific method
  • These labs provide additional hands-on experience for students taking Integrated Science, Biology, Microbiology, and Principles of High School Science at Compass in 2019-20. If you took this program in 2018-19, you can continue- labs are all new! Homeschool students following another curriculum, doing self-study, or taking an online class may want take this series to add a hands-on lab component to their work. This program is for students in 9th-12th grade. (Advanced 8th graders are welcome, but students must be minimum age 13 by lab rules.)

    Lab dates are held on six Tuesdays in 2019-20: October 8, November 12, February 11, March 10, April 14, and May 12.
    Labs begin at 11:30 am, and are 2.5 – 3.0 hours long. Compass families may form carpools to Baltimore.

    Register for Bio-Chem Learning Labs online by midnight on September 23 in order to attend the first lab on October 8!