Projects are unique and varied, reflecting the talents and interests of teachers and their students. English students complete a children’s literature unit culminating in a field trip to nearby Big Park Community School to read to elementary-aged children. In chemistry, students build ”Spud Guns” and launch potatoes across campus, collecting data on which types of fuel are most effective. Anthropological field studies are undertaken at nearby Sinagua cultural sites, and even at the mall. In Physical Science, students learn about elasticity, gravity and mass—then used their scientific skills in a competition to “bungee jump” Barbie dolls from great heights. Environmental systems and societies classes take a deep look at human water usage and water rights. At Casino Night, math students calculate odds; others utilized business math to form their own cookie companies. Spanish students write and film travel videos. In the arts, IB theater students perform their fall production and the photography darkroom is turned into an antique processing lab, where students create unique portraits of one another using an old fashioned view camera and antique “blueprint” process.