Welcome! The BCSM Science Club is designed to introduce students to basic science research concepts through a combination of hands-on experiments and research based on a topic selected by the student.
The Research Club meets on Tuesdays from 2:45pm to 4:00pm in the LAB OR room 206. There are three components to the club: student leader led experimentation, researching a science topic, and science teacher led lab demonstration experiments.
Science Research Program:
“Don’t participate in science fairs for the awards. Don’t do science for the recognition. Don’t compare yourself to anyone else and don’t force yourself to do it. Do it because you love it and because you can make a difference. Help your community and contribute to society. Learn through your experiences and discover the world around you. Such is the true reward of science.”
In the words of our science department: Science fair projects open up new avenues of opportunity. Form lasting professional relationships with friends and working scientists. Learn through real world research and experimentation. Learn because you want to, because it’s something you want to, not because some old adult told you to!
BCSM’s Science Research Program is a series of classes (grades 9 -12), an after school club, and a family! Students select their own research ideas. Students direct their own research and develop their own experiment – sometimes with the help of a professional mentor scientist, and other times with the help of a science teacher. The whole idea is to solve society’s problems and to make the world a safer, healthier, more welcoming place for all people. Our students have researched and developed projects topics such as: the impact of racism on perceptions of self, the way end of life care impacts lifespans, and the development of a novel treatment for ALS patients.