Tag Archives: science

Science Labs Adjust to COVID Restrictions

By Kaylee Rowe Science labs have always been an integral part of the learning process for students. These hands-on in school projects help students achieve a better understanding of why a certain science theory works. With the new COVID-19 guidelines, labs can be difficult to perform. The Upper and Middle School science department is working on tackling this issue head

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Remembering Katherine Johnson

By Cate Cannon Katherine Johnson, the engineer best known as being one of NASA’s “Hidden Figures”, passed away recently at the age of 101. Johnson, a black woman who grew up in the early 20th century, made huge strides for women in the STEM fields. At a time when women were still considered domestic housewives, it was rare to find

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STEM Arrives At Oak Hall

By Emily Youngblood Sixth graders are experiencing a change in the Middle School curriculum, which now includes science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). After sixth grade, Middle School students have the option of taking STEM as an elective.  Oak Hall administration had been working on adding STEM for the past several years, with its induction occurring this school year. “Our

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Faculty Spotlight: Ginny Switt

By Antony Stark   This past summer, one of Oak Hall’s Lower School science teachers, Ginny Switt, fulfilled a life-long dream: to go on a dinosaur excursion and find fossils. In 102-degree weather in rural Montana, Switt joined several graduate students, and experienced paleontologists from the University of Washington. Switt helped dig up the Jurassic-era fossils in an area known as

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