PLTW Biomedical Science

  • WPHS offers a full PLTW biomedical program!

    PLTW Courses

    • MD -  introductory version of high school courses, medium rigor, 7th/8th 
    • PBS - 1st yr,  biology/chemistry based, mostly freshmen
    • HBS - 2nd yr, anatomy based, mostly sophomores 
    • MI - 3rd yr,  biochemistry based,junior/senior
    • BI - 4th yr, capstone course, work on solving real world problems, seniors

    PLTW Class Goals

    1. Increase ability and desire to independently learn new things
    2. Develop/acquire real world soft skills while working with others
    3. Demonstrate mastery of content with lab skills and exams

    PLTW BiomedicalWhat makes a PLTW class unique?

    • No textbook
    • Little/no lectures
    • No required homework
    • Students have jobs to help class run
    • Rigorous real life curriculum  
    • Students can be independent and creative
    • Consistent hands-on experiences
    • College credit available for all high school courses

    Good news about our biomedical program:

    2022 White Coat

    How do I earn my customized white lab coat?Chevrons

    • Earn an 88% or higher in 3 semesters of high school biomedical PLTW classes. 
    • Chosen name on front right, sponsor and PLTW logo on left
    • Chevrons on left sleeve show every class completed
    • Badges on right sleeve show college credit earned 
    • Yearly ceremony is held to award earned white coats and praise recipients
    • Proudly sponsored by Ozarks Health CareOZHC
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Nathan Fleming selected as a national outstanding PLTW teacher for 2022
In 2020 WPHS biomedical class featured in very first live PLTW classroom showcase!

Nathan Fleming
Nathan Fleming
Email:, @wphssci on Twitter!
Phone: (417)256-6150 ext. 6132
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