Lincoln-Way Central science students team up
Friday, April 13, 2018

On Friday, April 6, 2018, Lincoln-Way Central seniors in AP Environmental Science classes worked with freshmen Knights in Environmental Biology classes in order to prepare them for upcoming lessons. Seniors Tyler De Young, Jennifer Goich, Victoria Hatch, Jake Ignelzi, Mike Pomeroy and Justin Thorpe created activities, games and discussions regarding climate change in order to give freshmen a “jump start” on their fourth quarter unit lessons.

The seniors of AP Environment Science, led by Mrs. Elizabeth Hamann, applied the environmental effects of climate change into talking points to share with Mr. Scott McCreary and Mr. Luke Bell's collaborative class. McCreary noted that his freshmen class was very attentive to the seniors and eagerly participated in the planned activities.

“If our Central freshmen enjoyed their biology class and would like to pursue it further, the best option is to enroll in AP Environmental Science during their senior year,” says Lincoln-Way Central Science Department Chair Sarah Highfill. Facilitating freshman-senior collaboration encourages continued studies in the subject area.

Concepts such as acid rain, air pollution, weathering and the greenhouse effect were presented to the freshmen as a preview for their final unit. The student-to-student teaching model proved to be successful through the knowledge gained and positive interactions between the freshmen and seniors.

Highfill says, "This was such a wonderful opportunity for our Lincoln-Way teachers to collaborate! What I liked most was the interaction between the classes and the exposure to our newest AP course in science.”