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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 7 - 11, 2014

    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.

  • Week 2: Can We Be Sustainable?

    July 21 – 25, 2014

    There is only one earth, and there is a lot we can learn about keeping it balanced. From our apples to our iPods, the things in our life have an effect on our lives and our planet. For one week we will study the science that is making our world a better place, and with the help of biologists and engineers, learn how we can shape the future.

  • Week 3: Cellular and Genetic Mysteries

    July 28 – August 1, 2014

    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.

  • Week 4: Fun with Fossils

    August 4 – 8, 2014

    Campers will examine human fossils, make their own fossils, and experience fun in the field as they go on a real fossil dig. They will also examine living animals and look for similarities and differences between extinct organisms and those still in existence today. At the end of the week campers will leave with the fossils they excavate and the ones they make!