How does a papercut stop bleeding seconds after it opens? Why do we get a fever when we are sick? Why does it matter what kind of blood type someone has if they need a transfusion? Why is blood red? All of these questions (and more) can be answered through study of the human immune system. We will learn about both the adaptive and innate parts of the immune system, how white blood cells fight off various types of pathogens (invaders), and even how sometimes it doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to (allergies, anyone?). You will build a model virus, make a creative presentation on how a macrophage isolates a pathogen, and imagine yourself as a chosen type of white blood cell, ready to take on your job to keep the body safe! Creativity and curiosity encouraged!
Immunology – How The Amazing Human Body Fights Off Disease
For Rising 6th – 8th Grade Students
Your Summer of Discovery Awaits
MITY’s ExplorSchool provides rising 6th-8th grade students a unique opportunity to investigate new topics and dive deeper into their passions at a level that is challenging and motivating. Intellectually curious students take two classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, enabling them to explore different disciplines, experience things that are not possible within a normal school setting, and forge new friendships.