Five 8th graders from The Sacred Heart School of Glyndon have been accepted into Franklin High School’s Project Lead the Way (PLTW) - Biomedical Science Program.
In the introductory course of the PLTW Biomedical Science Program, students explore concepts of biology and medicine to determine factors that led to the death of a fictional person. While investigating the case, students examine autopsy reports, investigate medical history, and explore medical treatments that might have prolonged the person’s life. The activities and projects introduce students to human physiology, basic biology, medicine, and research processes while allowing them to design their own experiments to solve problems.
Working with the same equipment and tools used by lab professionals, PLTW Biomedical Science students are empowered to explore and find solutions to some of today’s most pressing medical challenges. Through scaffolded activities that connect learning to life, students step into the roles of biomedical science professionals and investigate topics including human medicine, physiology, genetics, microbiology, and public health. Students work together in teams to find unique solutions, and in the process, learn in-demand, transferable skills like critical thinking and communication.
In order to be accepted into this intensive program, students had to write an essay about their science experiences. Congratulations to Kelly Ceroll (not pictured), Kiley Ruffhead, Kiersten Hartman, Andrew Ray, and Aaron Ray. Special thanks to all of our Science teachers who are committed to excellence at SHG: Kathleen Zabora, Ann Wheeler, and Maureen Ord.