The science department is dedicated to developing students' science skills through laboratory investigations, discussion, and collaboration. Our Faculty are always discovering exciting laboratories to engage Mercy students in scientific learning. Labs complement standard curriculum and give students the opportunity to learn by doing. Hands-on work in labs helps students develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, as well as gain exposure to scientific equipment and materials. In any given week, girls might be participating in DNA extractions in Biology, a 'flame test' or dissections in Chemistry, fingerprinting in Forensics, circuitry in Physics, and more! As they build comfort and confidence in the classroom, our students are encouraged to envision themselves in scientific fields and to pursue them.
Science opens the door to the rest of the world. Hayley Zimmerman ‘13