Lone Pine Science Curriculum

The Lone Pine Science Curriculum allows for students to explore their areas of interest while obtaining a well-rounded science education.

Students have core science lessons from Bernard Nebel's excellent Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding series, then have choice to explore topics of interest at a deep level through Science Olympiad and the Science & Engineering Fair.


 

Science Olympiad runs for most of the school year, with a Saturday tournament in January, March, and April (3 total).  For Science Olympiad, students complete in each event in pairs or groups of 3. Each event meets at least once/week to practice with teacher/adult guidance.  Students choose approximately 4 events from a menu similar to the following (last year's menu, which the national committee will update this summer):

LIFE, PERSONAL & SOCIAL SCIENCE


EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE


PHYSICAL SCIENCE & CHEMISTRY


TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING


INQUIRY & NATURE OF SCIENCE



For the Long's Peak Science and Engineering Fair, students will complete an in-depth project, usually individually, with teacher support in one chosen category.  The Science & Engineering Fair is held in February; students choose a topic in August and complete the project in early January. A state fair is held in April (and an international fair is held during the summer) for any students whose projects qualify. 

Categories include:

Animal Sciences (ANIM)
Behavioral and Social Sciences (BEHA)
Biochemistry (BCHM)
Biomedical and Health Sciences (BMED)
Biomedical Engineering (ENBM)
Cellular and Molecular Biology (CELL)
Chemistry (CHEM)
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CBIO)
Earth and Environmental Sciences (EAEV)
Embedded Systems (EBED)
Energy: Sustainable Materials and Design (EGSD)
Engineering Mechanics (ENMC)
Environmental Engineering (ENEV)
Materials Science (MATS)
Mathematics (MATH)
Microbiology (MCRO)
Physics and Astronomy (PHYS)
Plant Sciences (PLNT)
Robotics and Intelligent Machines (ROBO)
Systems Software (SOFT)
Translational Medical Science (TMED)


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