This track is actually two linked, virtual camps that together form 5 weeks of activities. Participants will be assigned to either the Biotechnology Camp or the Anatomy & Physiology Camp for the first 12 days (June 21-July 6, 2021), and then switch to the other camp for the last 12 days (July 7-22, 2021). Participants must choose either the morning session (9-11:30AM) or afternoon session (1-3:30PM) when completing the application.
This track will be delivered through Zoom and Canvas, TSC’s learning management system, and will involve a combination of online, simulated labs and hands-on at home activities using kits that will be provided to participants.
The Biotechnology Camp has the primary goal to expose students to the exciting world of bioscience applications to solve problems. Using the theme of studying “The Zombie Apocalypse,” the camp gives students hands-on experience with standard biotechnology techniques such as DNA extraction, electrophoresis, and ELISA. They will use a virtual laboratory environment to experience techniques that cannot be done safely at home, such as bacterial transformation and protein purification.
The Anatomy and Physiology Camp, “If Skeletons Could Speak,” is designed to stimulate interest and confidence in learning about human anatomy and physiology. Participants will be engaged in activities including hands-on activities such as building a human body in clay, and learning cause and effect, form, and function of the different body systems. Students will also use a virtual laboratory environment to learn about the relationships between form and function.