After School Program

Invisible Bodies - Exploratory Course

November 3, 2017 - December 15, 2017

Microbial Warriors Battle Digestive Disease

Did you know most of the cells on your body aren’t yours? Did you know you are made up of more bacterial DNA than human DNA? All around us lies an invisible world for us to discover. Microorganisms live everywhere; on food, water, the subway, and cover your body inside and out. Microecology investigates this world of bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Using swabbing and culturing, identify what small creatures exist in your world. Uncover how microbes affect their human host, both through help and harm. Find out how some of the hardiest life forms on the planet can cause disease, jump from body to body, and compete with other microorganisms to survive virtually everywhere you (don’t) look!

Meeting Times: Fridays 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15