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Too busy to keep up with all we are doing.

posted May 27, 2016, 2:28 PM by Jotham Oliver   [ updated May 27, 2016, 2:28 PM ]

MESA has had a busy couple of weeks. Last week, they hosted their 3rd annual Family Engineering Night, which was a huge success! Students prepared engaging activities across a wide range of interests that families could try out and enjoy, such as Sea Perch underwater robots, zip lines, DNA extraction, paper airplane challenges and so much more. Student learning goes way behind the science, as they spent weeks preparing materials, practicing communicating their ideas to strangers and really running things themselves. This week in science class, students are testing their blood type with Mrs. Boucher! As a culmination of their genetics unit, students learned how blood type and Rh factor are inherited, made predictions based on parental blood types and using agglutination techniques and a couple drops of blood (done by school nurse, Nancy Boucher), students discovered their blood type and will compare the results of the MESA population with that of the US. Approximately 40% of the US population is O+, compared with only 1% AB-. How did MESA shake out? Ask a MESA student!