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Mon, Jun 17


Life Science Bootcamp

Virtual Life Science Bootcamp (Grades 6-9)

Explore the wonders of biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, and ecology in our Life Science Bootcamp. Students will engage in virtual activities and projects to discover the mysteries of the human body, our life on Earth and our impact on our world.

Virtual Life Science Bootcamp (Grades 6-9)
Virtual Life Science Bootcamp (Grades 6-9)

Time & Location

Jun 17, 2024, 10:00 AM CDT – Jun 21, 2024, 11:00 AM CDT

Life Science Bootcamp

About the event

Class 1: You Are What You Eat - Biochemistry and the Body

Objective: Introduce students to the basics of biochemistry and how it relates to human health and nutrition. 


  • Understanding the building blocks of life: proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and nucleic acids.
  • How food turns into energy: a simple look at metabolism and digestive processes.
  • The importance of a balanced diet and its effects on the body.
  • Activity: Analyzing different foods for their nutritional content and planning a healthy meal.
Class 2: Cells Everywhere! - Cell Biology

Objective: Explore the fascinating world of cells, the basic units of life. 


  • Cell structure and function: differences between plant and animal cells.
  • Introduction to cell organelles and their roles (nucleus, mitochondria, chloroplasts, etc.).
  • Cell Communication
  • Activity: Observing different cell types and learning about their functions.
Class 3: You and Your Genes - Genetics

Objective: Unravel the mysteries of genetics and how traits are passed from one generation to the next. 


  • DNA and genes: understanding the blueprint of life.
  • Basics of inheritance: dominant and recessive traits.
  • Introduction to genetic variation and mutation.
  • Activity: Punnett square and pedigree problems
Class 4: You and the Planet - Environmental Science

Objective: Discover the interconnections between humans and the environment, emphasizing the importance of conservation. 


  • Alabama Ecosystems and biodiversity: exploring the variety of life on Earth.
  • Human impact on the environment: pollution, deforestation, and climate change.
  • The importance of conservation and sustainable living practices.
  • Activity: Research and present on an endangered species or a conservation effort.
Class 5: Life Science Project

Objective: Complete a project where students will apply concepts learned in previous classes.


  • A digital poster that demonstrates how the food we eat can be used in the body.
  • Designing a cell city.
  • Completing a family tree to analyze genetic traits.
  • A mini-research project on a local environmental issue.


  • Life Science Bootcamp

    +$1.25 service fee



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