The science Classes at St. John Brebeuf in Niles have been busy with hands-on activities and science challenges.
Science teacher, Mrs. Bargamian challenged her students with problem-solving opportunities each month with the help of retired science teacher John Marusek.
In September they had the challenge to build an Eagle's Nest out of a circular ring which represented a tree support or chimney. They had real branches, twigs and different athletic balls which represented eggs. Students were able to construct sturdy nests which held numerous balls of different sizes and weights.
In October students constructed electronic sirens. In this activity they learned about speakers, transformers, batteries, and transistors. Students learned about electrical circuits and how to follow exact directions. They understood how exact they had to be in order to complete their circuit and get their siren to work.
In November students will be learning about minerals and how they relate to the periodic table. Students are also busy working on their science fair project that will take place in January.