Summer Programs

Science Research Methods A

Course Description

The Science Research Program is a unique opportunity for students to experience the rigor and rewards of authentic scientific research while still in high school. In Science Research Methods A, individual consultations with science department faculty introduce students to the fundamentals of scientific research. Here, students learn to generate research questions, conduct literature reviews via scientific online databases, and read articles in peer-reviewed journals. The final product of Science Research Methods A is either a research proposal, review paper, or presentation. Learn more about the full Science Research Program here
During the summer, students will meet with Dr. Ricci individually approximately once per week for 8 weeks. Small assignments will be due throughout the summer building to the final project. Times are flexible based on the needs of the student's project and schedule. Space is very limited. Contact Dr. Ricci with questions,

Important Information

Open to 10th – 12th grades with departmental approval. Science Research Methods A will be included on your transcript with a letter grade. This is a one-semester elective and does not count as a graduation requirement. Maximum of 5 students.

Dates & Cost

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  • Science Research Methods A: $850

    • Students will meet with Dr. Ricci individually approximately once per week for 8 weeks.
    • Times and dates are flexible. 
    • Open to 10th – 12th grades with departmental approval.
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Sierra Canyon School is a private, independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12 located in Chatsworth, California. The highly cosmopolitan campus community is reflective of the Greater Los Angeles area and the world at large. Students are empowered to realize their greatest creative, ethical, intellectual and physical promise through small class sizes, a diverse student-teacher culture and a family-like environment.