10th Grade

Science

At Moses Brown, the Science department strives to nurture a spirit of inquiry in every tenth grader. Laboratory experiments, field observations, and group work guide students as they study the natural and physical sciences and consider the implications of science in modern life. In every discipline, students apply the scientific method and their best critical thinking to connect data to the topics they are learning.

Chemistry and Honors Chemistry introduce students to inorganic and physical chemistry, acids and bases, chemical nomenclature, solutions, and atomic and molecular structure. Students spend a significant amount of time in the lab, conducting experiments, accurately recording observations, and deriving conclusions from their data. Whether they’re synthesizing aspirin and testing their product for purity, assessing the concentration of commercial vinegar, or using a voltaic cell to do some silver-plating, at every step they’re trying things out for themselves, and fusing their curiosity with the discipline needed for accurate results.

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Chemistry!

A look at lab practicals

A glimpse of the practical lab experience undertaken at semester’s end by upper school Chemistry students. To complete it is challenging and hands-on, and requires students to work in groups and utilize all of the knowledge they have acquired to that point in class.

Faculty

Eric Aaronian

Upper School Science and Cross Divisional Science Department Head

About

Eric Aaronian

Drew University – B.A.
Tufts University – M.S.

Kate Turner

Upper School Science, Global Awareness/TRIPs Tri-Clerk

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Kate Turner

Skidmore College – B.A.

David Moss

Upper School Science

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David Moss

Bowling Green State University – B.S.
Indiana University – Ph.D.

Donna Corcoran

Upper School Science

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Donna Corcoran

Brown University – M.A.

Columbia University – B.S.

Providence College – B.S.

John Doll

Upper School Science

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John Doll

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Degree – Ph.D.

Rice University – B.A. (History and Biochemistry)

Tom Leger

Upper School Science

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Tom Leger

Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education
Degree – M.A.

Cornell University – B.A.

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