Santa Cruz  Learning Center

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Project Lead the Way - Gateway

Medical Detectives 

Wednesdays 1:15pm - 3:15pm

Instructor: Malika Bell, M.S.

PRICE: $350 for each semester - year long course

Medical Detectives is one of two PLTW Gateway courses 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.

Books and Materials:

There is no book for this course.  All materials will be available through each child's 

PLTW account as well as on our Thinkwave system.  

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

- 2-inch three ring notebook

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