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Infectious Disease (Grades 5-8)

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Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am

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Grades 5–8

Infectious diseases are caused by pathogens that enter and use our bodies to survive and reproduce. During the infection process, we often have symptoms that require a visit to the doctor. Treatment of a disease depends on the specific pathogen. Some diseases lack effective treatments, so we rely on preventative measures like vaccines instead. Join us to perform lab experiments that explore bacteria and viruses, the two most common pathogens we regularly encounter. Learn why approaches to treatment and prevention vary between pathogens and the important role genes play in their fitness and survival.

Seats are limited to 8 students per class and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parents will receive an email prior to registered programs with instructions for drop off and daily health surveys.

The DNALC is committed to providing a safe place for hands-on science. Depending on prevailing circumstances and CDC and New York State Health Department guidelines, our COVID-19 Safety Net provides for distanced workstations, individual equipment, daily health surveys and temperature monitoring, and weekly COVID-19 testing of instructors.

View the current DNALC COVID-19 Safety Net procedures.

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DNA Learning Center
334 Main Street
Cold Spring Harbor, New York 11724
United States



    Register/more info

    Registration in advance through Eventbrite is required | $25