Santa Cruz Learning Center

Crime, forensics, and Physiology 

mondays 1:15pm - 3:15pm

Instructor: Malika Bell, M.S.

PRICE: $500 for each semester - year long course

Course Description: 

Medical Detectives is a PLTW Gateway course for Ocean Grove middle school students. Students play the role of real-life medical detectives as they analyze genetic testing results to diagnose disease and study DNA evidence found at a “crime scene.” They solve medical mysteries through hands-on projects and labs, investigate how to measure and interpret vital signs, and learn how the systems of the human body work together to maintain health. Check out more details about PLTW courses.


There is no book for this course.  

All materials will be available through each child's 

Please come to class with the following materials each meeting day:

- 2-inch three ring binder with a set of 5 dividers designated just for this class.

- a spiral-bound or composition lab notebook (lines or graph paper is fine)

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