Welcome to Medical Detectives!
Mr. Fox firstname.lastname@example.org 316-218-4610
Medical Detectives is a Project Lead The Way course (PLTW). This course provides students the opportunity to play the role of real-life medical detectives through hands-on projects and labs. Students will learn how to measure and interpret vital signs. They will also learn how the systems of the body work together to maintain health. Students will explore the role of genetics in disease. Finally students will see how crime scene investigators, medical examiners, and pathologists work as medical detectives through a simulated crime scene!
Pen, Pencil, Highlighter, and Calculator
Lab Notebook – Spiral composition notebook (Will be left in classroom)
Binder or Pocket Folder – organize handouts not glued into notebook
Ear buds – for online virtual activites and labs
40% = MINOR Grades (practice)
Class Activities, Labs Lab Notebook, and Daily Assignments
60% = MAJOR Grades (assessments)
Projects, Quizzes and Tests
Students are expected to complete all assignments. Assignments allow students to practice essential skills and concepts. Practice is important to achieve to the best of your ability! If you need extra help with understanding a concept or homework, please talk with the teacher to set up a time for after school or before school the next day. Make sure you have let your parents know if you are planning on me helping you before or after school.
Daily assignments are due the day after it was assigned, unless previously stated by the teacher. Late daily assignments are docked 20%. Late projects are docked 5% for each day past the due date.
If you are absent, it is YOUR responsibility to find out what you missed (before school, after school, or at an appropriate time during class). You can also go to my teacher page at ams.usd385.org to see the lesson plans.
It is very important that students and parents use PowerSchool to monitor grades regularly. I recommend selecting one day a week to log in and check grades. I update grades at least once a week. If you need information about accessing PowerSchool, please contact the AMS front office.
A = 90 – 100 B = 80 – 89 C = 70 – 79
D = 60 – 69 F = Below 60
*Students please email if you have any questions. I will do whatever I can to help.