Learn about family relationships, trace ancestors, solve crimes, & track genes that pass on disease. In our Human Genetics academic program, learn about inheritance, the cell cycle, evolution, immunology, and microbiology.
Our genes control much of our human nature and traits. In this precollege high school program, we examine how our genetics makes us who we are. Students will engage in lectures, discussions, lab activities, field trips and research that will help them understand how genes function and how they control traits.
Topics studied may include: the nature of life, molecular genetics (DNA replication and protein synthesis), heredity, genetic disorders, The Human Genome Project, human development, cell reproduction, stem cells, cancer, evolution and the nature vs. nurture question. This program is well suited for rising 8th through 10th graders who have not yet taken a biology class. This pre-college program culminates in individual research papers and presentations. This program is great for gifted teens who love genetics.
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'The program was very educational. I learned so much new things about genetics and it’s really fit for a variety of knowledge levels, which fits to the age range of students. The field trips was very applicable. We were able to see the things we learned in class, in action at a functioning lab.'
'We learned a lot about how genetics is used in several different fields and subjects, as well as got hands-on experience in labs! Autumn taught us lots of info in a very short time, making our projects and course engaging and fun!'
"I loved learning more in-depth about Human Genetics. The activities that we did were very fun and correlated to what we learned every day, such as labs, and team games. Autumn was able to teach and explain the topics clearly and easily."
"The Human Genetics program was really fun and I’ve learned so much from this experience."
"I really liked the program and how interactive it was. I feel like it covered all the important points in genetics. It also involved various activities which helped us understand the concept way better. Autumn did really well with the curriculum."
“Autumn was a really good teacher and I learned so much about genetics from her! This course really educated me about biology and genetics. Autumn is one of the best teachers that I have ever had-she was incredibly kind and knowledgeable.”
“The program was very interesting and I learned a lot about genetics in a short amount of time. Autumn did a great job of explaining the topics in a way that we would understand."