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Elementary Students Participate in Belmont’s Home School Science Discovery Program

Two boys smiling at their jars of fish

As part of this semester’s Home School Science Discovery Program, Dr. Steve Murfree, biology professor, once again hosted “Experiments in Animal Behavior.” This session, designed for grades 4-8, immersed students in the application of the scientific method in order to learn about beta fish. Each group of students designed and conducted a unique experiment after learning about beta fish behavior through designed experiments. two young girls at a lab table, concentrating on their the fish jar in front of them

The Home School Science Discoveries program, a community outreach program in the College of Sciences and Mathematics, was started in response to Dr. Murphree’s long-running summer day camp, Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies. The program is open to home schooled students of various ages, and due to limited space, participation is on a first-come basis.

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