EDISON – Students from Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison recently took part in a variety of activities, including a chemistry lesson and a blood drive summit.
LEARNING ABOUT SCIENCE … Lara Albrechcinski of Linden, an eighth grade student at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School, constructs a hydrocarbon during one of the exercises conducted aboard the Rutgers Science Explorer, a 40-foot mobile laboratory staffed by Rutgers scientists which visited the school on Oct. 28. During the 90-minute sessions, eighth graders discovered geological conditions necessary for the formation of petroleum, brainstormed the uses of hydrocarbons, learned about the process of cracking hydrocarbons and discussed sustainability. Students then used their math and map skills to locate an oil field.
BLOOD DRIVE SUMMIT … Johnson and Johnson hosted the High School Blood Drive Summit in conjunction with New Jersey Blood Services on Oct. 25. Wardlaw-Hartridge School seniors Andrea Buitrago of North Plainfield, Juan Gonzalez of Plainfield, Arturo Martinez of North Plainfield and Aneesa Sonawalla of Edison attended the summit. Students and faculty had the opportunity to interact with peers from area schools, learn what’s new in the blood center and hear a first-hand accounting of how blood saves lives. The workshops are designed to result in actionable ideas for upcoming drives.
(Photos courtesy of Wardlaw-Hartridge)
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