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The gifted and talented program at The Health Museum consists of day-long courses that provide challenging, hands-on learning experiences. These workshops promote creativity and critical thinking, while also allowing students to explore topics not typically covered in school. The cost for each weekend workshop is $120.
Courses are for students ages 10-13 and from 10am-2pm each Saturday.
Interested in working with real sea life? Probe through oyster shells freshly plucked from Galveston Bay waters and dissect a squid! Students will have a chance to explore estuarine life and shark phylogeny, biology and ecology during this hands-on sea adventure!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a surgeon? In this course, you will learn about the different types of surgeons, participate in a fetal pig dissection, learn the basics of suturing and two-hand ties!
Interested in cancer research? In this course, you'll learn the basics of genetics research, relationships among DNA, genes, and chromosomes! You will also learn about the effects of different mutations on gene sequences and resulting proteins.
Do you like helping animals and people? Do you think you want to be a veterinarian, or do you want to know what being a vet is all about? Veterinarians are doctors trained to protect the health of both animals and people. As a veterinarian for a day, you will learn about the anatomy and physiology of animals, how to calculate the proper dosage of a drug, and injection techniques. You will also get to experience a little of what a surgery suite would be like by dressing for surgery, learning the different types of surgical instruments used by veterinarians, and some basic suturing patterns.
Despite thousands of years of documented study, the nervous system still holds some of the greatest unanswered questions in science. How are memories made? How does the brain communicate with the rest of the body? What are dreams and where do they originate within the brain? Around the globe, neuroscientists work together to find answers to these questions, as well as others. In this course, you will learn the basics of brain anatomy through a hands-on dissection from the perspective of a neuroscientist, model how the nervous system communicates, and perform memory experiments similar to those used in neuroscience laboratories. These hands-on activities will be accompanied by other experiments, as well as lectures and videos.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a surgeon? In this course, you will learn about the different types of surgeons, participate in a fetal pig dissection, learn the basics of suturing and two^hand ties!
Students will be divided into groups of 10 or fewer students for the in-person sessions on Saturdays. The sessions will take place in large rooms that allow for adequate distancing. Masks are required for all students and staff.
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If you have your seat reserved from cancellation in 2020, please email send an email to Ashley Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org and her know which course you’d like to attend.
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