22 2017 OPTIONS — It’s Your Future
Bremerton School District Explore Your Students at Mountain Future Event View Middle School: Learning to be Medical Detectives! “What was your blood pressure?” is a question that you don’t often hear from 8th grade students. But in the 8th grade Science classes at Mountain View Middle School in Bremerton, that is a question that students will be asking each other over the next nine weeks. In the Project Lead the Way module, Medical Detectives, students will learn to take vital signs, as well as what is normal and what suggests a medical problem, such as food borne pathogens. They also learn how infectious diseases are transmitted and how vaccines help to prevent epidemics. In the second unit, the students learn about their own senses through a series of labs. They also dissect a sheep’s brain to make comparisons between their brain and the sheep, after all, both are mammals. They finish the second unit with
a study of DNA (separating their own DNA strands) and how inherited diseases are passed on. They will also learn to do a diagnosis of a person. Their last activity is the favorite activity. They get to use what they have learned to solve a murder mystery. They have to determine the clues, figure out the time of death using the temperature of the body, do a virtual autopsy and match DNA with the murder scene. The students learn how to do a gel electrophoresis. They have to write a police report using all the information to have the murderer arrested. All of these entry level skills will prepare them to be successful in future Science and STEM classes at the high school level, such as Biology and Biotechnology. Future CSIs are beginning at Mountain View!
Are you interested in making connections from high school to life beyond the classroom walls? Do you want to be a part of your education and be a part of a program that prepares you for your next steps? Are you going into your junior or senior year of high school and want to take classes that directly connect to your post-secondary plans? If so, it’s time to check out West Sound Technical Skills Center and Choose Your Own Adventure!
West Sound Tech is for students interested in a variety of technical education opportunities where you earn high school credit, college credit, and prepare for the world outside of high school. Students go on to get jobs in industry AND attend post-secondary schools (including twoyear, four-year, and technical programs), AND join the military, AND engage with apprenticeship programs preparing for a variety of careers.
February 9, 2017, West Sound Tech will open its doors in the evening for community members, interested families, and students to learn the vital connections between West Sound Tech’s preparatory programs and post-secondary options. Partners from industry, business, twoand four-year institutions, apprenticeship programs, and military will be on hand to show the direct links between completing a preparatory educational program at West Sound Tech and the variety of options available post-high school. Find your connection to the world beyond high school and join us on February 9 to learn more about how you can Choose Your Own Adventure at West Sound Tech. Come explore your future with West Sound Tech, February 9, from 5:00 – 7:30 pm.
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