Track F Descriptions

Biology of Animal Response: Students will conduct experiments on behavioral responses to an environmental variable

Students will observe, manipulate, and document the behavioral responses of isopods and bony fish to various environmental stimuli, including the presence or absence of heat and light.  Students will also design and carry out their own experiment to test the behavioral response to an environmental variable of their choice.

Animal Behavior: Learn more about animal behavior and their environmental interactions

How do birds know where to fly during migration? Why do some bees form colonies and have a queen bee? Where do reptiles and amphibians go during the winter months? Learn more about animal behavior and the science behind how animals interact with each other and the physical environment. In this class, you’ll take the role of an animal behavior scientist by conducting experiments in the laboratory and outdoors while observing animals firsthand.

Geogebra: A fun math program that combines geometry, algebra, graphing, statistics, and calculus

GeoGebra is one of the most widely used interactive math software packages out there. Students will participate in a variety of projects on the computer that are fun and interactive. Topics include string art, rotations, geometric patterns, and animation.

Veterinary Science: Learn about the health and well-being of animals

Has the recent pandemic caused you to wonder more about germs and how they can impact both humans and animals? If so, you can learn how to be a “Zoonotic” Disease Detective! This fun and energetic session will cover how to how to keep those germs away, healthy habits around animals, interactive case studies, and how to become a disease detective. Whether you have livestock, dogs, cats, or pocket pets, you will learn the steps to protect you and your family from zoonotic diseases.