By Darryl Bronson

Rocky Hill MS Explodes with Science

Jill hard at work!

Mrs. Jill Maisch is the 7th Grade Science teacher at Rocky Hill Middle School who is responsible for the explosion with Science in Clarksburg MD. She, along with new teachers and veteran teachers to the DiscoverGenomics! Science Education Program attended our annual professional development this past summer. The workshop not only exposes the teacher to genomics but prepares them for our mobile lab visits during that school year. The teachers are key to preparing their students for an exciting opportunity to learn about advance techniques in the DiscoverGenomics! Science Education Program. We commit to four visits with the DG! Mobile Lab to our middle schools when teachers participate in our workshop, as a result it makes for an explosive team!

Our first visit to Rocky Hill Middle School on January 26th taught the students how to use one of the many pieces of equipment they will use constantly in the program, the micropipette; as part of our “Practice Measuring Liquids” activity where they learn how to measure small amounts of colored liquid to create the visual spectrum.

Mrs. Maisch's class was thrilled to learn about the pipette and that one million party goers could in fact share one liter of coke...of course in very, very one microliter small glasses. Despite the cold and the snow from the two snow storms last week, we still exploded with Science! BOOM! I'm looking forward to our next visit on March 4th and the activity," Case of the Bloody Crowbar" surely it will be as explosive as our first.