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Digestion! Digestion! Digestion!

$40

with Dani Dulli

Calendar Dec 16, 2017 at 9 am

Have you ever wanted to explore the human body from a hand’s on approach?  In this course, students will discover the Digestive system of the human anatomy through experiments and creating models. This is an opportunity to learn the organs of the digestive systems and why it works in our favor. We’ll also introduce the scientific method, lab rules and etiquette, and the use of various lab equipment. For all those future Human biologists, this is the class for you!

VSOL alignment: 5.1, 5.5; 6.1, LS.1,LS.2, LS. 3, LS.12, LS.13,  BIO.1, BIO.3, BIO.4,

Grades 5-8

Genes and Disease

$45

with Shaun Moshasha

Calendar Dec 13, 2017 at 6 pm

"It's the 21st century, where's the cure for cancer already?!"

"I have a cold, give me antibiotics!"

"I use homeopathic medicine!"

Statements like these show the frustration and disconnection between the health care system and it's patients.  This disconnect is caused by the lack of understanding of diseases and health.  Unfortunately, the result of this disconnect can be more than mere frustration- note the rise of antibiotic resistant diseases due to our misuse of antibiotics.

In this course, we will discuss various types of diseases, their origins, transmissions and manifestations within the body, and what can be done about them. We will also explore the latest state of the art technology in combating diseases.  You will leave this course with both a realistic understanding of diseases a renewed sense of hope that we can and will persevere!

Grades 8+

Know Your Senses
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Know Your Senses

$25

with Dani Dulli

Calendar Dec 13, 2017 at 9 am

Explore the five senses with fun, hands-on experiments and activities! Your young scientist will spend time in the lab learning what the five senses are, how we use our senses, and which body parts are involved. Students will lea about their sense organs, make predictions based on touch and smell, create art, and more! This class is designed to spark their their creativity and interest in science! Students will leave with a greater understanding of their senses which will help them be more appreciative of the world around them and their place in the world.

Grades 1-3

Marine Dissection

$40

with Dani Dulli

Calendar Jan 10, 2018 at 9 am

This workshop really is designed for that budding biology lover!  Through this dissection workshop, the student will observe and investigate two very different marine animals; a starfish and a perch!!  How are these animals different? How are they alike?  In addition to examining the animals’s anatomy, we will introduce basic biological concepts such as adaptations, habitats, and the differences between vertebrates and invertebrates. Students will analyze their observations to determine if an animal’s adaptations are different based on their habitats.  This workshop is a mini-diversity animal class that will allow your budding biologist a chance to grow in their scientific knowledge and understanding of the animal kingdom!

VSOL alignment: 4.1, 4.5; 5.1, 5.5; 6.1, LS.1,LS.4, LS.8, BIO.1

Grades 5-8

 

The Case of the Missing Mascot!

$40

with Dani Dulli

Calendar Feb 24, 2018 at 9 am

Your students must find out who took the school mascot before the big game! In this cross-curricular investigation, they examine a note, some strange-looking leaves, a mouth guard, and some white fibers that were left at the scene. After fingerprinting the culprit, students stage a trial. Activities include analyzing DNA results; using dichotomous keys to identify selected plants; and analyzing various pieces of evidence using scientific experiments.

Grades 5-8

The Case of the Missing Mascot!

$45

with Dani Dulli

Calendar Feb 24, 2018 at 1 pm

Your students must find out who took the school mascot before the big game! In this cross-curricular investigation, they examine a note, some strange-looking leaves, a mouth guard, and some white fibers that were left at the scene. After fingerprinting the culprit, students stage a trial. Activities include analyzing DNA results; using dichotomous keys to identify selected plants; and analyzing various pieces of evidence using scientific experiments.

Grades 8+

The Case of the Missing Treasure!

$20

with Dani Dulli

Calendar Jan 18, 2018 at 9 am

Needed! Our youngest Crime Scene Investigators are needed to investigate the case of the missing treasure. Using basic forensic science, students will analyze the evidence such as fingerprints and documents to determine who committed the crime. This is a great way for students to learn basic science techniques in a fun hands-on activity.

Pre-K-K

The Case of the Murdered Mayor

$45

with Dani Dulli

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 1 pm

Needed! Crime Scene Investigators to use their observational skills and deductive reasoning  to solve the crime! Students will attempt to determine the prime suspect from a pool of six alleged perpetrators using forensic techniques. CSI agents will analyze evidence such as fingerprints, hairs, tire tracks, blood types (using synthetic blood), and forensic entomology.

VSOL alignment: 5.1, 6.1, LS.1, LS.12, PS.1, BIO.1, CH.1, PH.1

Grades 8+





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