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AP Biology advocates for water properties

Yazmine Carballo and Marshello Arevalo discuss their campaign strategy

by Spencer Derrenberger

September 22, 2018

On September 21, Beth Ericsson’s AP Biology class campaigned for the property of water they thought was the best. This project allowed students to get a better understanding of specific properties of water. Each group was assigned a different property of water. Then, they had to make a poster and con...

News for April 23, 2018

by Lancer Media

April 23, 2018

The Linganore Performing Arts Department has been hard at work getting ready for the spring musical “Footloose”. Tickets will be on sale for students all week during all lunch shifts. The price for student admission is $5.00.  Show dates and times are April 26th, 27th, and 28th at 7:00 pm, with...

News for February 9, 2017

by Lancer Media

February 9, 2017

Interested in learning about drama? Aspiring to be the next hit Hollywood actor? Everybody must start somewhere, so why not sign up for a theatre class next year? Classes are fun, have a variety of hands-on activities, and involve lots of games. See Mrs. Smithhisler in room D101 with any questions. Calling all asp...

Riley’s biology class learns about hypertonic, hypotonic and isotonic solutions: Photo of the Day 10/23/2016

Richard Burton (2019), Austin Wilhelm (2019), Jennings Codd (2019) and Billy Titus (2019)

by Nicole Muller, Reporter

October 23, 2016

Mrs. Valerie Riley’s biology class has learned about Hypertonic, Isotonic and Hypotonic solutions. To see the solutions in action, the class completes a lab using an egg that had been placed in water, vinegar and syrup. If the solution is hypertonic, the solution will move outside the egg. If...

Class of 2020 experiments with new Physics of Earth and Space class

Andrew Martin (left) and Johan Samayoa (right) study the Earth together in Mrs. McCauley's fourth period PES class.

by Savannah Sitler, Reporter

September 29, 2016

The science class Physics of Earth and Space is new to Linganore 2016-2017 and was created by teachers in response to the Next Generation Science Standards. It was formed in order for students to be able to explore and comprehend the earth and space realms of science. What is it? Physics of Earth and...

Bubble-ology enthralls biology students: Photo of the Day 8/30/16

Mikey Healy blows a bubble that is 28 cm in diameter.

by Emily Reed, Editor

August 30, 2016

Washing dishes is a chore that kids come to school to get away from.  They hate the persistent nagging from their parents to scrub the plates clean and the dry skin they get as a result.  Yet in Ms. Valerie Riley's Biology class, students dip their fingers back in the soapy solution and are greeted...

Biology students stumped by weird test results: Photo of the Day 9/28/15

Corwin Verdin, Micah Wootten and Charles Rasmussen prepare their enzyme experiment.

by Emily Seth, Reporter

September 28, 2015

On September 28, in Ms. Amber McCauley's first period biology class, students conducted experiments on the functions of enzymes. Enzymes are tiny protein molecules that help speed up chemical reactions within an animal's body and are essential for proper body functions. So, as a preparation for the bioc...

Class of 2019–People You Need to Know: Mrs. Beth Ericsson, science

Mrs. Beth Ericsson

by Ally Graziano and Chloe Cline

June 9, 2015

The Lance interviewed Mrs. Beth Ericsson as a part of the 54 question feature. Ericsson is a biology teacher who loves her job. Ericsson attended Tulane University and earned her BS in Psychology and a minor in Biology but became very interested in research science while doing her honors thesis the...

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