Edgar Allen Poe opened his ‘Sonnet: To Science’ thus:
Science! true daughter of Old Time thou art!
Who alterest all things with thy peering eyes.
Why preyest thou thus upon the poet’s heart,
Vulture, whose wings are dull realities?
Obviously Poe had a problem with the STEM side of the curriculum but he may not have felt that way if he had Mr. Callaghan and Ms. Phelan as Science teachers! Our dynamic duo of Chemistry always run their classes and lab sessions with aplomb, but also with plenty of fun… and then they turn their Bunsen burners up a notch for Science Week! Last week their was a Science Quiz Competition question each day (see below) and all the Science teachers brought ‘hands-on’ lessons to class all week long, as we can see with the ballons and test tubes above. Fifth and Sixth Year Chemistry kids were especially lucky as they were brought to Kevin St. DIT for a special lecture on Forensics. So, Mr. Poe, stick to ravens and the like, for Science’s wings are not ‘dull realities’ but imagination and fun!