In an interactive culmination of their year of learning in both science and history, the junior grade of the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls traveled to Philadelphia on May 22.
The day began at the Franklin Institute Science Museum where they participated in hands-on activities — including dissections!
The girls also toured the (unoccupied) Eastern State Penitentiary, once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, which is now an historic site with exhibits and an artist gallery. Incredibly, the prison has a remodeled shul and recently a bar mitzvah was held there. This day trip was a valuable opportunity for the SKA students to explore different dimensions of science and history outside of the classroom.