Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Today we got in part of our Follett order so we have 40 reconditioned Prentice Hall Literature Gold books. Now I can surplus out some of them that are literally falling apart. Covered books all day. Had a great interaction with a teacher. Mrs. S brought in her class for research on people who have made a contribution to health, so I brought up one of our new books called The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. She had cells harvested from her body (usually called HeLa cells) without her permission in 1951 and they have been grown ever since and used from finding the vaccine for polio to going up in space for experiments. So I told her about it and she'd never heard of it and was very excited and thought she might use it for her ethics section. Glad to share a new resource for a teacher.