In addition to traditional classroom work, Chinquapin offers the following “outdoor classroom” resources to help integrate the various sciences and provide hands-on science experiences:
- Ten 9-square-foot vegetable gardens for use by 7th graders
- 2 rainwater conservation tanks for watering the gardens
- a 400-gallon fish pond
- a small orchard of apple, pear, and grapefruit trees
- a 400-foot nature trail in the forest behind the school
- a bird blind for aviary observation
- a greenhouse
- a wetlands restoration project, called “Get Hip to Habitat,” where smooth cordgrass is grown on our campus and transplanted in Pierce Marsh in Galveston Bay
- a compost bin for producing our own rich and fertile composted soil
- a “Green” Faculty Residence Duplex with rainwater collection barrels and a 3.5kW solar panel array
6th Integrated Science I
7th Integrated Science II
8th Integrated Science III
12th AP Environmental Science or AP Biology
Technology and Engineering
Access the class web page here.
By the time students graduate from Chinquapin, they have a true understanding and appreciation of the natural world and how it works, they are well practiced with science research skills, they are up to date with current science events and discoveries, and they are prepared to take any freshman college science course they desire.
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