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Immersion Science Tries a "Foot Locker" for School Science

Kevin McCorry of WHYY's Notebook reported on the Fox Chase Cancer Center Immersion Science In-Class project (C-ISP) at the Academy at Palumbo, in South Philadelphia.

Bakri’s advanced placement Biology class is the first to take part in Fox Chase Cancer Center’s fruit fly foot-locker program.

Fox Chase provides a foot-locker of top-notch gear to a high school science classroom, and students perform completely novel research that aims to determine how household food items affect fruit fly cell proliferation.

Chris Aichele, Palumbo’s AP Biology teacher, helped develop the program after taking a course at Fox Chase.

Read the full story, see pictures, and listen to the audio version at

More about the Immersion Science Program.

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