Introduction to Laboratory Sciences

From RealCTY
Jump to: navigation, search
Introduction to Laboratory Sciences
Science Course
Course CodeISCI
Years of Operation1991-2005
Sites OfferedAMH, CAR, CLN, JHU, LAN, LOU, SAR, UNI
Part of a series on
Realcty logo 20060831.png
CTY Courses
Category · Template · CAA Courses
Sites
Baltimore · Carlisle · Lancaster · Los Angeles · Saratoga Springs · Seattle
Humanities
Logic: PoR
International Politics · Law and Politics in US History
Ethics · Existentialism
Philosophy of Mind
Cognitive Psychology · Linguistics
Dissent
Newton, Darwin, and Einstein
The Art and Science of Filmmaking
Writing
Writing Your World · The Art of Fiction
Fiction and Poetry
Utopias and Dystopias
Persuasion and Propaganda
Math
Individually Paced Mathematics Sequence
Probability and Game Theory
Number Theory · Mathematical Logic
Cryptology · Advanced Cryptology
Topology
Economics
Macroeconomics and the Global Economy
Fundamentals of Microeconomics
Computer Science
Data Structures and Algorithms
Fundamentals of Computer Science
Theory of Computation
Science
FPHS Biology · FPHS Chemistry · FPHS Physics
Astrophysics
Paleobiology · Genetics · Neuroscience
Investigations in Engineering
Introduction to Biomedical Sciences · Electrical Engineering
Special Relativity · Intro to Organic Chemistry
Princeton
Global Politics: Human Rights and Justice
Human Nature and Technology
Politics and Film · Epidemiology
The Mathematics of Competitive Behavior
Science, Technology and Public Policy
Race and Politics · Politics in the Middle East
The Global Environment
Civic Leadership Institute (PBD/BRK)
Service, Leadership & Community Transformation
Defunct Courses
Beginning Ancient Greek · German 1
German 2
Latin 2
French 1 · French 2
Great Revolutions
American History
Modern European History · Eastern European History
Music Theory
History of Western Art
Renaissance Art
Introduction to American Studies: Race and Class
Medieval Art
Twentieth Century Art · Gandhi's India
American Studies: The Sixties · Women and US Social Reform
American Studies: The Harlem Renaissance
Intermediate Ancient Greek
Islam · The Asian Pacific Rim
Russian History
TCE: Literature and the Arts · TCE: Popular Culture
The Crafting of Drama
The Crafting of Poetry · TCE: Shakespeare
TCE: Science Fiction
TCE: Beyond the Ring and the Wardrobe
Advanced Mathematical Modeling
Advanced Mathematical Reasoning
Statistics · Calculus: A Conceptual Approach
Topics in Precalculus
Set Theory · Digital Logic
Theoretical Foundations of Computer Science
Introduction to Laboratory Sciences · Archaeology
Ecology
Microbiology · Selected Topics in Advanced Biology
Selected Topics in Advanced Chemistry
Selected Topics in Advanced Physics · Physical Anthropology
Advanced Physics: Mechanics
Scientific Investigations: St. Mary's River · Genomics
Volcanoes
Etymologies · Oceanography: The Hawaiian Pacific
Life Cycle of an Island: Hawaii
The History of Disease · The Critical Essay: Film
Wicked Art: Pictures, Pixels, and Pens
Latin I
Goodwives and Witches: Women in Colonial America
Freaks and Geeks in Popular Media
The Digital Revolution
Advanced Robotics
Playing God: The Ethics of Human Subjects Research

Course Description

From the CTY Course Catalog (2002):

This course begins by considering the scientific method and the philosophy of inquiry common to all branches of science. With this broad understanding of the goals and complexity of scientific inquiry, students take an interdisciplinary approach, discovering the relationships linking physics, chemistry, and biology. In an exploration of light, for example, students might work on optics (a branch of physics), then turn to absorption spectroscopy (chemistry), and conclude with photosynthesis (biology).

Through class discussions and daily lab work, students not only learn to take a comprehensive view of an ever-specializing discipline but also practice techniques essential in all the sciences. They learn to observe carefully, measure precisely, question and hypothesize, design experiments with adequate controls, graph and analyze data, and draw conclusions. By the end of the session, students gain specific lab skills as well as a fuller appreciation for science—its basic nature and the questions it seeks to answer.