Inquiry-based research at PHS sparks learning and discovery

A new class on research methods is prompting students to observe and ask questions and has encouraged Princeton High School science students to stretch the boundaries of the traditional classroom and the field of science.

“This class really illuminates the heart of science, which is research,” said PHS science teacher Jacqueline Katz. “Very often students feel as though science is a series of facts or calculations, but the scientific process is rooted in observing and asking questions. My goal for this course was to give students the opportunity to observe and ask questions. Each student in the class has developed their own questions based on observation and research.”

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