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Marple Newtown Biology Program Receives Foundation Teacher Mini-Grant

The biology program at Marple Newtown High School received some help from Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union Foundation in the form of a Teacher Mini-Grant to fund an innovative program.  Biology, a difficult course for students filled with abstract processes, can be a challenge for learners.  Biology teachers at Marple Newtown identified a need to include 3D modeling  kits to help bridge the gap for students in all levels of biology.

Rick Durante, FMFCU Foundation Executive Director, presents the ceremonial check to Mr. John Beltrante, Marple Newtown Principal, Biology Teachers, Mrs. Liz Landes, and Ms. Christine Roy with students and FMFCU Financial Literacy Centers Manager also in attendance.

Kits will help students  explore how cells communicate, various passive and active transport processes, and how enzymes regulate biochemical reactions. Teachers Liz Landes and Christine Roy state “that all three kits will benefit students by making abstract concepts more tangible and helping to bring real world problems to life in our classrooms.” FMFCU Foundation is proud to bring these kits to the Marple Newtown classrooms.

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