Lake Norman Charter students get a move on science

HUNTERSVILLE – High School biology students in Leigh Ann Williams’ class conducted hands-on laboratory experiments aboard University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Destiny science bus Wednesday, Oct. 6.

Lake Norman Charter tenth grader Harrison Sipe uses gel electrophoresis to diagnose sickle cell anemia aboard UNC’s Destiny science bus Wednesday, Oct. 6.


Led by outreach educators from the university’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, the students used gel electrophoresis to diagnose sickle cell anemia.

“Hands-on activities like this peak interest for some students,” Williams said, “like those who might like science but aren’t sure what they want to do in life.”
This is the third year Williams has invited the Destiny bus to Lake Norman Charter.

Experiments like those offered on the bus “put it all together and show students the big picture,” Williams said. “It shows them that outside of the classroom there are people using technology every day in the work they do.”

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