WCHS chemistry students visit Oak Ridge museum

Posted By | May 30, 2019 9:44 am

A group of juniors and seniors from White County High School recently visited the American Museum of Science and Energy, in Oak Ridge.

Chelsa Burch, Wesley Martin, and Scott Wilson, all science teachers at WCHS, approached the rest of the science department with the idea of taking students who were in chemistry classes to Oak Ridge. With the rich history of nuclear science tied to the city, the department agreed that it would be a fun learning opportunity for the students. On May 8, the students loaded up two buses and headed to East Tennessee.

“It was an awesome experience,” said Martin. “Students seemed to really enjoy getting to go somewhere and see that science doesn’t just stop in the classroom. We have been wanting to take our classes on trips and were very fortunate to be able to this year.”

Natalie Goodwin, a student in Martin’s class, said, “We had a fun time. It was really neat learning about the history of Oak Ridge.”

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