Forensic Chemistry

Today we got to meet Lynn Riemer, an experienced forensic chemist, illicit drug expert, community advocate and prior member of the North Metro Drug Task Force in Colorado. We learned all about her extraordinary experiences in the field, and the major role chemistry plays in solving crimes.

We also got to experiment in our own version of a crime lab, observing reactions between commonly known powders and various solutions. We were then able to use these observations to correctly identify an unknown substance! [download activity]


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This month we met two awesome ladies from HawkQuest who brought us an interactive lecture featuring FOUR living birds of prey:

  • Harris' Hawk

  • Great Horned Owl

  • Peregrine Falcon (fastest animal in the world)

  • Bald Eagle (top predator in the world, not counting humans)

Dion and Dara were very knowledgable and taught us a lot about the different kinds of raptor species!

Kick-Off & Trashin' Fashion!

We had a blast meeting each other and creating Trashin' Fashion – designing with upcycled materials and a "STEM" theme.


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New Year, New Blog

Welcome to the new North Arvada Middle School Blog!

If you're curious about what we were up to last year (2016-17), be sure to check out our old blog at :)