Science Department Overview
The Science Department at Charlotte Catholic High School believes that science education is crucial for all students. The knowledge and understanding of basic science concepts and the scientific process is necessary in order to create a scientifically literate society. The department strives to provide hands-on activities and discourse within the classroom that simulates reflective thinking and emphasizes experimental design, use of computers and teamwork. The department further believes that what students learn is essential to their ability to function in our increasingly complex and technological world and is instrumental in developing attitudes that will be used to make decisions by future policy makers. Science education challenges students to critically think, effectively write and articulate ideas, and actively learn. Scientific exploration contributes and enhances the skills needed to become a life-long learner.
Charlotte Catholic High School held its annual STEM Career Fair for students on Friday, March 3rd, in the school media center. More than 30 professionals from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields donated their time and talents so that CCHS students could gain valuable insight into possible STEM careers. Please click attachment below for more details.
On Thursday, February 2nd, twelve CCHS Advanced Placement (AP) Biology students traveled to Clemson University to conduct a day-long study of the genetics of bitter taste. The students and their instructor, Gwenn Freeman, were quite excited to conduct an experiment of this magnitude, using laboratory equipment not available to most high school students. Please click attachment below for more details.