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In the Classroom: AP Biology, AP Chemistry Students at Fremd Participate in Unique Scientist March Madness

A unique assignment for students in AP Biology and AP Chemistry at Fremd High School has students representing 64 different historical scientists and dueling it out to be at the top of a March Madness bracket. However, the assignment has nothing to do with basketball. The Mad Scientist Madness assignment allows students to rally behind an randomly assigned scientist from the areas of Earth Science, Chemistry, Biology, or Physics. Students research the scientist, defend why their scientist should be tops in the bracket, and vote for a winner on Schoology, an online classroom portal. “Sometimes in AP classes the fun that science really is ...

Fremd Science Teacher Uses Twitter to Expand Classroom Project

While classrooms and curriculum across the world continue to look at how technology and social media influence learning, a science class at William Fremd High School experienced how new social platforms can enhance a school project. Students in Brad Graba’s accelerated freshman biology classes at Fremd High School were assigned a project called Organelle Wars that involved using Twitter. The content of their projects revolved around organelles, which are differentiated structures within a cell that perform a specific function.  Students were to use Twitter as a campaigning platform to get their organelle elected as “president of the ...