TIME 101 is an exciting NEW spring semester course that introduces students to real questions/problems in Transylvania County that can be answered/solved through science research. This introductory course is for rising freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in conducting REAL SCIENCE that is meaningful to our students and community. During the course, students will work both independently and as part of a team to (1) develop and conduct a series of open-ended scientific inquiries, (2) conduct a class project focused on an important scientific question or problem in Transylvania County and (3) develop a project proposal that could qualify students to apply for a fully funded research fellowship in the following year’s TIME Honors Science Research Course. Students will read relevant scientific literature, learn to design and conduct an experiment, analyze data, and present their findings to the community. Local scientists and science enthusiasts will join us both inside the classroom and on several field trips across our region to add their expertise, experience and insight as we immerse ourselves into science in our community!
Credits: 1 Unit Honors
Prerequisites: Strong Interest in Science, Curiosity, Strong Work Ethic, Dedication
Requirement: 2 teacher recommendations (current year’s science teacher + 1 additional teacher who knows you well) and teacher approval