This integrated course weaves together many of the elements of science such as biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science as well as math, geography, language arts, and social studies. Practical application of knowledge and skills in these areas will be utilized to develop a final project as the culmination of the course. The Blackstone River will serve as the focal point of study during the year as students tie the history of the Blackstone Valley area to science as applied in class and in the field. Students will conduct chemical and biotic analyses to evaluate water quality and relate their findings to human activities, past and present.
An independent research project is a requirement.