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Scientific Research

This course is designed for anyone who wants to experience real-world, hands-on science. Whether you are laser-focused on a career in STEM or find yourself intrigued by science but not sure if it’s for you: as long your curiosity is permanently stuck in the ‘on’ position, this class is for you! This class is focused on helping you to get the skills, mentorship, and communication ability to thrive in science. We will have guest lectures from practicing scientists to explore different pathways to and within STEM. We will also learn how to read and write scientific communications in a variety of methods, and each student will propose and complete a student-driven research project. The final results will be presented at either the Science Symposium and/or the Contra Costa County Science Fair.


Note: the yearlong class will receive Honors credit and can be repeated.


  • Science


UC, CSU, & NCAA Approved


10 or 5




11th & 12th grades


Completion of Conceptual Physics and Chemistry. Requires student application.

Submission of the student application

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