This biology and medicine summer program for teens begins with an overview of human biology including the scientific method as a system of assessing what we observe. We will look at the levels of organization of living things, from cells to tissues to organs and organ systems. We’ll look at how different organ systems communicate and interdepend on one another. Class activities include collaborative group projects, scientific method experiment, presentation skills development, film clips and readings.
- Introduce the fundamental concepts of the human body systems with an emphasis on organ system structure, function and interdependence.
- Develop a familiarity with human organ systems and common dysfunctions, including disease, cancer, viruses, and reproduction.
- Engage in meaningful communication with others about issues associated with human health and disease.