What The Physics Is Going On?
Physics students from RHS take a field trip!
Stop One: The NSCL (National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory) and (FRIB) Facility for Rare Isotope Beams. Zach Constan PhD and a PhD candidate took us on a tour of the facility after we were given a lecture on Nuclear Chemistry, Physics and Engineering behind cyclotron technology. 2.5 hrs
Stop Two: CHEM 141 with Dr. Pollock at MSU **The students were in class with 360 other students and were required to take notes as if they were taking the class. Dr. Pollock came over and introduced herself , discussed what skills needed for college based Chemistry, and answered student questions before her lecture. **See pic. 1.5 hrs
Stop 3: Food Science (Dairy Product Chemistry and Abrams Planetarium 1hr
The planetarium director graciously gave the students a 10 minute show on the night sky.
Stop 4. MSU Geophysics with Dr. Kaz Fujita (seismologist) and Dr. Chen (computational scientist, that uses seismic waves to to do surface reflection tomography (like a CAT Scan) of the upper mantle topography), and two senior students (one in geo-education and the other in hydrology). 1.5hrs
The students toured a seismology lab where MSU is working in conjunction with the US government and Asian governments using seismology to monitor underground nuclear explosions. Dr. Chen told the students about her research. They got to talk to undergraduate students about Geology and the university
Robotics At RHS
Students in Mr. Rothney's robotics class learn how to program their robots. They also get to work with a 3D printer.
RHS Physical Geology
RHS Physical Geology class visits Grand Ledge MI to learn about the depositional deposits and rock formations.
The RHS Physical Geology class got the "scoop" on mining the world's largest limestone quarry, the Carmuese Quarry in Roger's City MI. Students also got the opportunity to visit the Steven's Twin Sinks sinkholes located in the vicinity of the quarry.
Students in Physical Geology class visited Robinson Creek in Roscommon to determine the velocity of the stream flow and calculate the rate of discharge. Sediment from the creek was sampled and analyzed in the lab.
Anatomy At RHS
Our Anatomy course at RHS is designed for students seeking a career in the Health and Medical services. We take an in depth look into each of our body’s systems for most of the year. For a small portion of the year we look at the anatomy and physiology of a cat to get a more in depth look at how these systems operate and work together. The students get a hands-on introduction into how a living organism functions at every level from cell to complete being. This class offers an opportunity to experience what some of them will encounter at the next level of their education and help them prepare for future courses. This new dimension of learning is taken seriously and requires a certain amount of respect and maturity and these students do not disappoint in those areas. I am always impressed at how quickly they adapt to this mostly new experience.
Mark Dalak Anatomy Teacher
Below are some statements made by current Anatomy and Physiology students:
Brennan Plainte - “Working with cats has been beneficial to our understanding of the main body systems. This hands-on experience is unique. How many people do you know skinned a cat today?”
Miranda Reed - “The cats are such a fun way to get a hands on approach while learning. I enjoy it a lot.”
Jim Gee - “Dissecting the cat has definitely been an eye opener. I thought I would repulsed by a dead cat but after actually opening it, it’s made me aware of how intricate we as humans are and how truly complex the medical field is for physicians.”
Clay Jaskowski - “Studying the cat has been a great experience for me. It has given me a hands-on opportunity to study muscles and organs that had previously only been words on paper. This has definitely made me strongly consider the medical field and overall has been an amazing experience.
SVSU World Language Day: International Test Takers For Foreign Language Competition
Each year, Mrs. Sigulinsky takes Spanish II and III students to the SVSU World Language Day. 500 students from around the state and take part in various language and cultural activities and performances. Students from Roscommon consistently place in the top tier of the language competitions.