PacificQuest 2017 is scheduled for July 9-14!
Applications will be available by February 15, 2017
Application deadline is Friday, May 19, 2017
Students will be introduced to the world of anatomy! Just as anyone who buys a car would want to know where the different parts are, what they do, and how they work, it makes sense that we might want to know the same things about our own bodies. We will take a look at the different body systems and the fascinating way in which they do things for us. Then, we will focus on how our bodies interact with microbes like bacteria to help us understand if they are good for us or bad for us. Finally, we will investigate how our immune system works. How does it protect us from getting sick? What happens if we do get sick? We will examine the incredible ways in which our immune system still protects us from harmful microbes by raising up a white blood cell army to fight off the microbe so we can get well!
The little things that rule the world
Did you know that there are more cells of other living things on and in you than your body is composed of? The human body contains about 100 trillion cells, but only maybe one in 10 of those cells is actually — human. The rest are microbes (bacteria and other microorganisms). In this class you will learn to classify these microbes based on their various characteristics – what they look like and how they make their living. You will practice using a compound light microscope to describe and identify bacteria and will find out just who lives in and on you.
PacificQuest is an exciting opportunity for gifted students to explore college-level courses.
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