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Bioscience Exploration:

Middle School Students


Program Description

Students entering grades 6 - 8 will use RIT's natural environment and high-tech laboratories to explore the biosciences in fun and interesting ways. During each week-long session, students will learn to look at the world the way biologists do using both traditional and modern experimental approaches.

  • Week 1: Living Things: from Macroscopic to Microscopic

    July 9 - 13, 2018

    Using laboratory and computer investigations designed to engage both mind and body, campers will employ the techniques of biologists to learn about the natural world and have fun in the process. From DNA to ecosystems, this camp provides the perfect opportunity for young students interested in biology to do scientific inquiry using RIT's expansive natural environment and world class laboratories.

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  • Week 2: Cellular and Genetic Mysteries

    July 16 - 20, 2018

    Campers will utilize RIT's state-of-the-art labs and equipment to explore the many uses of DNA in the science laboratory. They will find out how genetically engineer bacteria glow in the dark, and how DNA is used to solve crimes.

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  • Week 3: It's All About Balance

    July 23 - 27, 2018

    Our minds and bodies collaborate to make us who we are. RIT’s new college of Health and Science provides exciting opportunities for us to explore the complex connections that must be kept in balance for us to be happy and healthy. During this camp we will look at how we measure life, what it means for our bodies to be in balance and how we can use this knowledge to grow and improve.

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