Junior Science Research
- The first goal of this class is for students to develop an evidence-based research project of their own. Projects are researched and described in the fall semester and executed and analyzed in the spring semester. Students are encouraged to look for mentors with advanced content knowledge to help guide them through the research process, but this is not mandatory.
- The second goal of this class is to help students acquire the skills needed to be successful in the scientific competitions that occur in senior year. Students will be given assignments that align with the requirements of the Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS), Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS), New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF), St. Joseph's College High School Poster Session, Afro-Academic Cultural Scientific Technological Olympiad (ACT-SO), Brooklyn College Science Day, and others.
- Grades are based partly on how much you do (the more things you try, the better your grade will be) and partly how well you do them (the better your work is, the better your grade will be). Important dates are in red. Students who fulfill the nominal class requirements will receive a grade of 85% (G) in the 1st marking period, 90% in the 2nd marking period, and 95% for the semester. There will be several opportunities for extra credit.