Programs & Events

Family Science Investigation: Cell Biology – Cell Types, Typing, Disease & The Immune System Connection

This program is Full.
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Family Program
Mar. 11, 2014 | Tuesday, 10:00am
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014; 10:00am-12:00pm
Minimum age 11(minors must be accompanied by a paying adult).
Location: Nature Research Center - Micro World Investigate Lab- 3rd floor
$20 for parent/child pair and $10 for each additional child.

In this class students will be introduced to the wide range of cells in the human body. Normal vs. abnormal samples of body tissues, such as bone, blood vessels, epithelium, kidneys and lungs will be viewed using fixed, stained slides and plastic models. In addition, cancer cells of various types, will be explored along with the various blood cells  - normal Red Blood Cells, Sickle Cells, various types of White Blood cells. The immune system will be introduced and students will type “simulated” Red Blood Cells to learn about basic antigen and antibody principles and how they factor into blood transfusions and tissue typing.

Family Science Investigations programs offer families an opportunity to participate together in monthly science classes related to Museum research, including topics in ecology, paleontology, geology and biology. These classes are especially useful for homeschoolers looking for additional reinforcement to curriculum goals, or any family group that simply enjoys learning together!

Program Instructor: Deb Bailey and Christy Flint, Coordinators for Micro World investigate Lab.

Registration information: Fill out online, print and mail the Museum’s Registration Form with payment.

For more information contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.

All classes are made available through the generosity of a grant from the Biogen Idec Foundation.