Past Academic Highlights:

Blood Typing

blood typing

One of the senior anatomy classes' favorite lessons is the blood typing project in Mrs. Cornelius' class. The project this year took place on February 7th. At the beginning of the project each student stuck their finger and took three drops of blood. They then squeezed the blood onto a card called the "Combi-Slide-Guide". They put one drop of "Anti A serum" on the first drop of blood, "Anti-B serum" on the second drop, and no serum on the third. After one minute, the seniors would tilt their guide. How the blood clumped together when each serum was applied determined the blood type. Blood typing was first used by Dr. Karl Landstiner in 1900. His work led to the establishment of the four major blood groups, A, B, AB, and O. The different blood groups result from diffrences in specific proteins in the blood plasma and in the red blood cells. Blood type is very important, and something that everyone should know. The project was voluntary, but the students who didn’t participate really missed out.

Digital Bug Collections

Wednesday the 19th the Sophomore Biology classes began to bring in their bug collections. Ms Goss first initiated this annual project. Before Ms. Goss came to Locust Fork there were no projects in this particular department. Her success with this project has been on going for the past five years. It was designed to show diversity among living things. Ms Goss states that there are many obvious differences among the insect family and yet they are all closely related. Students with advanced classes had to collect 75 insects and students in standard classes had to collect 50, each bug had to be classified. Ms. Goss is happy with the overall turnout. She comments that it takes a lot of hard work and patience and that each year the collections become better.


Past Highlights

Sierpinski Triangle

The Strawberry Experiment

Silly Putty

Finger Printing Lab