Greenhouse meets classroom in Mr. Jahn’s biotechnology class. This environmental science class introduces students to innovative ways of combining the fields of science, technology, math, and engineering. Students experience hands-on teaching of subjects related to genetic, plant, and animal sciences. Projects completed by students in this unique class can come from any of the areas of science, agriculture, medicine, health, engineering, or any other related field.
The Indian Greenhouse Project uses real world situations as its classroom. Students learn aquaculture, composting, horticulture, hydroponics to grow vegetables, engage in environment sustainable practices, and create a healthier environment throughout the school district. In addition to plants, students raise fish in order to learn about their place in the environment and understand threats to local water and wildlife.
The annual science fair is a three month opportunity for students to pursue their own scientific interests both in and out of the classroom. This guided project can involve any subjects from physics to chemistry and is participated in by the entire JR/SR high school. Students first research their chosen topic, form a hypothesis, and then design their own experiment. Data is collected and the students track their experiments through every stage of the process, culminating in a presentation given before various judges. Prizes are given and students display their results for all to see on a night shared with friends and family.
New to Tekonsha Community Schools, the Salmon in the Classroom program, sponsored by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, enables students to raise, nurture, and maintain salmon in their classroom from fall to spring, when the salmon will be released into the wild. Students are able to follow the salmon’s life cycle from egg to adult and will learn about environmental hazards to Michigan’s precious water resources.