High school science

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  1. vslayer Registered Senior Member

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    lets see here, my school has a good science program becaus it is largely tought by students.
    ie. when the teacher doesnt know what theyre on about students will step in and finish of the explanation in detail.
    last science period the teacher coudnt explain the reasoning behind nuclear valences so i did
     
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  3. Nuttyfish Guest

    Stop using words like "ergo", you'll muck up your high-school vocabulary.

    Anyway, I'm in Communist Hamster's triple award science class. Man it's weird...We seem to be blowing up chunks of potassium every single lesson.
     
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  5. vslayer Registered Senior Member

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    i wish i got to do that

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  7. Closet Philosopher Off to Laurentian University Registered Senior Member

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    hehe, you should have seen it when we flushed a hcunk of potassium down the toilet. We also filled a milk cartom with potassium and threw it in a popular fishing spot in the river. All I'll say about that incident is that we caught over the limit that day.
     
  8. vslayer Registered Senior Member

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    ill just hav to steal some from the storage lab

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  9. Closet Philosopher Off to Laurentian University Registered Senior Member

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    My teacher gave us one of those huge plastic comtainers to play with. He was the coolest Science teacher ever.
     
  10. Facial Valued Senior Member

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    My regular Chem class was fun. We exploded hydrogen and watched hydrogen peroxide light a splinter into a flame when catalyzed by MgO.
     
  11. Facial Valued Senior Member

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    Has anyone here in the US ever heard of the National Science Bowl?
     
  12. Enigma'07 Who turned out the lights?!?! Registered Senior Member

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    Yeah, I've heard of it, I do science olympiad though.
     
  13. curioucity Unbelievable and odd Registered Senior Member

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    My school was renovated by the time I got to high school, so I don't get to play enough sci-projects.......:'(
     
  14. Tezcatlipoca's Hat Used Registrar Registered Senior Member

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    The science program at my school was a bit underfunded:

    "Ok, kids, today we're going to observe the chemical reactions that occur when I pour milk into my coffee!"

    Just kidding. I was in honors physics and chemistry, but ditched it when I went to University, stupidly imagining an artist doesn't need to know chemistry. Now that I'm older and wiser and must, on occasion, mix my own pigments with various materials in order to get the perfect color, I wish I'd picked up a few more courses at University.
     
  15. Closet Philosopher Off to Laurentian University Registered Senior Member

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    Hehe, this weekend, I made tough powder and I played with potassium from the chemicals my teacher gave me. I also burned 3 rolls of magnesiwum in the process. We tried to make our own fireworks. It actually kind of worked!
     
  16. Dreamwalker Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Fireworks? That is nearly the same as building bombs? I suppose so.

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    The funds for science at my school were pretty high, so we got lots of experiments. Even fresh fish for dissection

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  17. Closet Philosopher Off to Laurentian University Registered Senior Member

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    We dissected my music teacher's cat in grade 9 after it died.

    Making fireworks was similar to building a bomb, it was a lot of fun too. It is more intricate than making a bomb though.
     
  18. eddymrsci Beware of the dark side Registered Senior Member

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    I am taking bio chem and physics next year, I am co-president of my school's new science club, I am also in science teams, they were the best, I was in Science Olympiad last year. we didn't do too good

    science department in our school is pretty good, teachers are brains too
     
  19. Facial Valued Senior Member

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    Oh, yuck.
     
  20. Facial Valued Senior Member

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    Science Bowl was my favorite science team. You sit with these buzzers on bunch of fast and easy science questions that you answer. The competition was intense, though.
     
  21. vslayer Registered Senior Member

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    all the funding in my school goes to PE, thats why i joined here, so that i can talk about science and people will understand it.
    seriously PE is the only thing we get any funding for:
    Japanese: the only text books published after 1990 are ones the teacher bought
    S. Studies: old 70s documuntaries and books from the 1985
    science: we finally got a 4th lab last year after desparately needing it for the sat 6 years
    English: absolutely nothing, we often get a list of books and are told to buy them ourselves
    maori: we dont even have a proper teacher, they just got the first maori they saw and hired her, the only training she has is alc and drug counselling
    IP: we are using computers from 1995, they take 5 minutes just to start up
    music: they have had the same 8 keyboards and 3 guitars since the school was opened

    and after all of that, the PE dept gets new $800 highjump mats every year, $2000 of new balls per year, 5 specialist teachers to cater for 3 classes

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
     
  22. Communist Hamster Cricetulus griseus leninus Valued Senior Member

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    I'm in Britain. Our school is falling down. Nearly a third of all the rooms have leaks, including the hall and the cabins, and the new cabins. I was waiting for a lesson once, and i looked up at a cupboard that was half open. I looked inside, and there were some science books from 1937! Someone tell me if they are valuable, because if they are I'll steal them. The school doesn't need them, and they dont know they exist, otherwise they would have threw them out during the 50's
     
  23. vslayer Registered Senior Member

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    are you talking about one of those building schools, my school is a series of portable classrooms because when it startud construction everyone thought that it would be abandoned within 20 years, turns out the other high school got demolished, such a shame too, that one was right around the block from me, now i have to take a 30min bus ride every morning to get to a school 15km away
     

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