Integrated Science – Wednesday, 7-19
In the morning, students performed a Red Cross dialysis simulation lab using osmosis principles. They tested 12 mystery solutions to see which would be the best cleaning solution and the best dialysate solution. After they got their results, they made posters to compare with others. Visitors from Northern Illinois University who are doing research on exemplary STEM enrichment programs filmed the lab and interviewed teachers and students about their experience at IMSA this week. After lunch and free time, the students learned about photosynthesis and created their own experiments to demonstrate their knowledge. They were allowed to test several variables and their goal was to induce photosynthesis in a piece of spinach.