CFHS Introduces A New Science Course

CFHS Introduces A New Science Course

This year, CFHS has decided to present a new class offering to its students.

The class is a normal environmental science course that any junior or senior can take and is taught by Ms. Anderson. 

“The environmental science course will be covering a wide range of topics. Climate change, engage species, overpopulation issues. It’s a very broad topic and pertains to anything in the world around us,” Ms. Anderson stated.

Ms. Anderson explained all of the different subjects that the environmental science class will be learning about throughout the year.

Her interest in science influenced her passion and enthusiasm for teaching it. 

“I love environmental science, this subject is my bread and butter. It pertains to everything in our world, it’s incredibly relevant. I’m glad to have four sessions, and it’s very important for students to be exposed to.”

Environmental science is a topic that stays with students throughout the rest of their lives, and we should all be aware of it.

Additionally, Ms. Anderson emphasized who pushed for the class to be in session this year.

“It was a bit of a balance. Students wanted to take more science courses but didn’t have many options, on AP. Science teachers saw people who wanted to take it, and noticed many kids didn’t have many options coming into senior and junior year.”

CFHS science department teachers agreed that many students did not have enough choices when becoming upperclassmen.

Because of the new course, it allowed for more interested students to take the class, without the advanced college material.

“I saw that this class was newly offered and I was always interested in APES, but never took it because it was an AP,” stated senior Jack Stauffer.

By taking this course, students are excited about the new material that Ms. Anderson will present to them.

“I’m looking forward to learning about ecosystems and the life that lives inside of them, and about how to better the earth and become more energy-efficient,” said senior Jamie Dustin.

Dustin hopes to learn more about the environment and its ecosystems and get an overall understanding on how to become more resourceful.

Ms. Anderson’s students are eager to learn, however, this year COVID might affect understanding within the classroom.

“So far, it’s impacted it a lot. It’s gonna be more hands-on activities, and a lot more discussions. It becomes more problematic being socially distanced, and having students learning at home. We’re trying to make the most of it, trying to make it more interesting and hands-on. It’s been a challenge so far, but it’ll be worth it overall,” Ms. Anderson stated.

Ms. Anderson is excited to teach one of her favorite subjects, but certain activities will be altered in order to efficiently teach students online and in person. 

Although there are some obstacles this year in the learning environment, Ms. Anderson stays positive and is thrilled to instruct the new course.

“Environmental science is something I’m very passionate about,” stated Ms. Anderson.