The Human Body

The human body is an amazingly complex system that weaves together billions of cells to make us who we are. But how do our cells and organs work together other to keep us alive? This small-group workshop offers an overview of the body and the function of its organs. We will look at how humans have evolved compared to other animals, what happens when cells do not work properly, and the mechanisms of how medicines work in our body. We will discuss the effects of various diseases on our cells and the potential uses of stem cells in medicine. Each student will have hands-on experience dissecting a worm and a frog, modeling a kidney through dialysis, and observing and analyzing cells through a microscope.
How to prepare
No prior knowledge is required. Students are asked to bring a notebook and a pen or pencil.

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