OCHS & OCIS Works Together For Science!
Yesterday, students from Ms. Baldini's Intermediate School Science from Space course visited the High School as a part of the district Student Spaceflight Experiment Program. Earlier this year, students from both schools had developed and submitted proposals to the SSEP program sponsored by the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) in strategic partnership with NanoRacks, LLC. with one student team to be selected to send their experiment to the International Space Station. During the visit, High School teams presented their proposals to the Intermediate School students and the Intermediate School students shared their proposed experiments in small groups with their High School counterparts. Students then went on a tour of the OCLife21 Aquaponics project and learned more about aquaculture by visiting Mr. Pomatto's AP Environmental Science classroom. Finally everyone got the chance to explore another area of science by visiting a physics classroom and learning about electrostatic charge with a Van de Graaff Generator. High School and Intermediate School students then shared a pizza lunch from food services…a great day of sharing and fellowship between the two schools!