Category Archives: science

Learning by experimenting … blood splatter lab in Forensic Science class

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Open labs let students learn differently …

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Forensic Science – a practical final exam – Who did it?

  Forensic Science is a popular elective at VRG.  This branch of science offers the perfect mix of theoretical and practical learning.  After a year of study, students were ready for their final exam . . . Students received the … Continue reading

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Active learning studying yeast cells in Bio2

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Analytisk kemi @ Vetenskapens hus

I förra veckan var jag iväg med två klasser från N2 i kemi 1 på Vetenskapens hus. Temat för besöket var analytisk kemi och eleverna använde metoden GC (gaskromatografi) för att bl.a. studera halten toulen i bensin, tändvätska och fotogen. GC … Continue reading

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Forensic archaeology discussed at VRG …

VRG’s Forensic Science class was lucky enough to have Dr. Laila Kitzler Åhfeldt from the Swedish National Heritage Board, Visby and Archaeological Research Laboratory, visit this week.   Dr. Kitzler Åhfeldt discussed how forensic archaeology has been used at Birka … Continue reading

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Physics, Ethics, and Social Science in one study trip . . . a study trip to Forsmark

(In English …) After a bus ride of nearly two hours, VRG students arrived at the Information Center at Forsmark. Students attended a lecture on Swedish energy sources, where nuclear power was emphasized.  Then, there was lunch and a guided … Continue reading

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Maggots and the Scientific Method …

Teaching students to think and problem-solve like scientists is one of the goals of VRG’s science department. This week Biology 1 students got a chance to practice their skills in an inquiry-based lab which used maggots to study behaviour. Students … Continue reading

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BI2 students create their own perfume

Biology 2 students at VRG visited Vetenskaps Hus this week to perform experiments that are not possible back at school. Students learned about our sense of smell and how smells affect our daily lives.  In addition, students studied how animals … Continue reading

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VRG students investigate chemical bonding

Ever tried to float a gem clip on water?  Understand what makes a soap bubble elastic?  Or, “move” a water stream closer or further from a source? We have!

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