High School Independent Study Course: Research


In keeping with the spirit of innovative learning and pathways, Klein High School began a Scientific Research and Design class this fall. We have fifteen students co-enrolled over four periods with AP Chemistry and PreAP Chemistry. The students work alone or in groups of two on a topic of their choosing. Each student group is walking through the research process from the initial research to the presentation of the project at the GT Expo in the spring.

Some of the students are working in conjunction with a university professor or through communication with professors who have done the original work. The response from the scientific community encourages the students to continue their work.

Currently, the students’ topics cover chemistry, biology, physics, the environment, cosmetics, technology, sports, etc. The students will begin actual experimentation in the next week. We are excited that KISD has provided this golden thread of innovation as our students journey from promise to purpose!