Greater Philadelphia Homeschool Science Fair
A future Jacques Cousteau?
Seven-year-old Mark Aris shows his tadpole “Fishy” in the office of biology department chair Shohreh Amini during a campus visit Feb. 21.
Mark recently placed first for grade one in the Greater Philadelphia Homeschool Science Fair for his project, “Tadpoles Eating Different Kinds of Food,” in which he observed the growth of a dozen tadpoles based on the various types of food they were fed.
“He couldn’t have done this without Temple’s help,” said Mark’s mother, Lana, who also homeschools his sister Amy.
This was the second year that Temple’s biology department — through Teaching Lab coordinator Harry Riley, adjunct professor Seema Freer and Amini — provided materials, equipment and guidance to Mark for his science fair project.
Mark said he wants to someday be a marine biologist.
- Preston M. Moretz