Disease Detectives middle school outreach program

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Disease Detectives middle school outreach program

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Students will discover how many millions of signals their bodies give off every day, and how scientists are using those signals to build a new form of nano-medicine called “lab-on-a-chip” that could be used in the near future to diagnose and detect illnesses in patients before symptoms ever appear. Students will even get the chance to use their very own “lab-on-a-chip” to test and diagnose a patient and experience how useful this tiny technology will be in the future. Duration: 60 minutes Requirements: Requires a room with a sink and a whiteboard.

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History and nature of science: 

K-4: Science as a human endeavor
5-8: Science as a human endeavor
9-12: Science as a human endeavor

Life science: 

9-12: The cell

Science and Technology: 

K-4: Understanding about science and technology
5-8: Understanding about science and technology
9-12: Understanding about science and technology

Science as inquiry: 

K-4: Understanding about scientific inquiry
5-8: Understanding about scientific inquiry
9-12: Understanding about scientific inquiry

Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: 

K-4: Personal health
5-8: Personal health
9-12: Personal and community health

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