Science Research in Carroll County provides students opportunities to develop fundamental skills and practices in individual research. The course focuses on environmental research through projects that are often directly related to Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts. Students have the opportunity to work closely with professionals at nearby facilities such as the Center on Marine Biotechnology and the Maryland Sea Grant College as well as local businesses and other schools, both locally and internationally.
In Science Research, students gain experience in the use of various information sources such as library data bases and on-line resources. There are also numerous computer applications such as data bases, spreadsheets, and word processing. A series of assigned laboratory experiences integrate and strengthen these skills prior to the culminating, independent research experience. Technology is purposefully integrated through the use of automated data acquisition instruments.