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.
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.
What The Physics Is Going On? RHS Students Get Know Real World Applications of E=mc2, Relativity
A group of Roscommon High School Chemistry II and Physic students had the opportunity to visit the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory on the MSU campus in May 2015. This is a NSF (National Science Foundation) nuclear research facility that uses a particle accelerator over the length of a football field to smash atomic particles from Uranium on down to any other element on the Periodic Table into smaller short-lived forms or isotopes of other elements. This is done with a charged gas or plasma being accelerated to 5o% the speed of light (over 93,000 miles/sec) in a circular device called a cyclotron with powerful pulsing superconducting electromagnets in an interior environment simulating the conditions of space (low pressures and cold temperatures approximately at 4 degrees Kelvin or -452 degrees Fahrenheit). Nuclear studies like these allow insight into the inner workings of the atomic nucleus and have evolved into new technologies in the fields of nuclear medicine, material science, and theoretical astrophysics of how stars work. New engineering techniques developed from this field of study will hopefully allow humans to harness and control energy from nuclear fusion as a source of energy like it is generated in our sun and other stars. The students got to tour the entire facility and got to get up close to cutting edge technologies and were showcased potential career opportunities from various fields’ physics to computer analysts and electrical technicians/engineers.
First Picture: Back row (left to right) Chris Colby, Katie Burmester, Gustavo Rocha, Santeri Korkee, Mr. Chuck Schepke. Middle row: Tyler Moore, Kalen Church, Jim Gee. Front row: Mr. Eric Stenson, Brandon Richardson, and Gage Gabalis.
Second Picture: The students are learning about the photomultiplier array detector that amplifies signals from the atomic particles created from the cyclotron.
Remaining Pictures: Scenes from the lab.