04 May Spotlight: Tami Caraballo
Glacier Peak High School
5 minds are better than one. No idea is "stupid", put all of your ideas out there! Take advantage of resources.
We learned how to create a sustainable system, how to work in a research group and learned value of data
It takes dedication and care. We have learned how productive aquaponics systems can be.
Not everything goes as planned. You cant expect it to be perfect no matter what you do.
It was an adventure creating our own aquaponics system. It is easier to understand how the system works when the students create the system yourself.
[We have learned] it is okay to make mistakes [and this experience has been valuable to] have to be able to self-teach
[We have learned] It's ok to be wrong, how to use scholarly research, how to raise algae and fish, and science = trial and error
[this experience has been valuable to] Research for a real world, applicable program [and] learn about sustainability
Through this experience, I have learned how to carry out a scientific experiment, such as taking data often. It has also allowed me to be a more creative thinker and test many different ideas.
This is one of the most impactful STEM experiences I have ever participated in, coming from a student who has put in 3,000 hours into Robotics over the course of high school.
My Advanced Global Health students were challenged this year to develop a research question that would lead to” feeding and/or fueling” the world.
I had three teams that focused on Algae and three teams partnered with ProjectFeed1010. These students have spent the past several months working through a completely authentic science research experience and it has been an amazing experience for them as well as myself. They learned about persistence and asking good questions. They continually had to solve problems, revise their thinking, and be flexible-it was a real, rigorous, and outrageously successful experience thanks to tremendous support from ISB!