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.
Michele Roest, MS
Michele has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in biological sciences. She has been a curriculum developer for K-12 and college-level biology instructor for more than twenty years. In the course of her career as a biologist and science educator, she has worked with federal and state agencies, environmental consulting firms, corporations and nonprofits. Her content knowledge strengths include general biological concepts, ecosystem dynamics, energy transformations, solid waste and wastewater recycling.
This program is run in partnership with Cal Poly Extended Education. Instructors are Cal Poly faculty and provide access to the same facilities that Cal Poly students enjoy.