Last week students in Principles of Biomedical Science investigated a mock crime scene erected in the gallery of the Silver Lining Arts Center. To uncover the cause and manner of the death of the fictitious Anna Garcia, students documented clues from her apartment and enlisted the help of West Bend Police Department officers. “I like it a lot because it’s very hands-on,” West sophomore Quynh Dang said. “You basically get a taste of what a crime scene investigator might do, so it’s very interesting and I definitely enjoy it.”
The recent cold snap won’t bother Elizabeth Widen. After all, she spends much of her time in Antarctica.
Widen, a research scientist, gave a presentation to students in Paul DeLain’s Advanced Placement Environmental classes Jan. 30 in the Silver Lining Arts Center. Students learned about the research going on at the bottom of the planet. Continue reading →
Rachael Wolfgram, East senior, examines an actual human brain while on a special trip to the UW-Washington County campus.
By Mike Smale, Current Staff
When she attended a science lecture, Kylie Schulz didn’t expect to wind up unconscious on the floor.
Kylie, an East junior, fainted during a cadaver dissection at the UW-Washington County campus on Monday, December 2. She is a student in Skip Clark’s human anatomy class, and the class was on an evening field trip to UWWC for a special lecture and the chance to see a real human cadaver and other dissected body parts. Continue reading →
Have you ever learned something through a song? Well Ms. Noonan, a West Bend East science teacher, teaches her students the “Cell Song” to the tune of “Under the Bridge” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I had Ms. Noonan for Biology my sophomore year here at East, and I still can remember our class learning and playing the instruments to help us learn. She is nice enough to bring in her son’s toy instruments so that her students can use them to perform and get extra credit. Yes, I did say extra credit! She gives you points to sing and perform this in front of the class!
This year one of her students took it to the extreme and composed his own song to fit the lyrics of the “Cell Song”. Then, three students performed the song in front of the class. It was nice to hear a different ensemble of music for this song that helps kids learn about cells. Also, it is nice that other students are getting involved in their classrooms.