Programs & Events

Family Science Investigation: Immunology –How the Body Defends (and Sometimes Attacks) Itself

This program is Full.
Program Number: 
454
Program Type: 
Family Program
Date: 
Mar. 25, 2014 | Tuesday, 10:00am
Multiple Times: 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014; 10:00am-12:00pm
Requirements: 
Minimum age 11(minors must be accompanied by a paying adult).
Location: Nature Research Center - Micro World Investigate Lab- 3rd floor
Fee: 
$20 for parent/child pair and $10 for each additional child.

This class combines an overview of the body’s immune toolbox, with an overview of the various testing methods (ELISA, Ouchterlony, and Immunodiffusion) and immune system diseases, such as Type I Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Cancer and AIDS. Students will perform some of the tests described and view slides of the cells involved in the immune system responses.

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.