PREREQUISITES: Chemistry, Grade 11, 12
LENGTH: 1 Trimester
This course is an opportunity for highly self-motivated and dedicated students to learn real world science protocol using a model organism C. elegans which are microscopic worms. Students will perform experiments in collaboration with the VAI Neurodegenerative and Aging Disease lab and contribute to research on Parkinson’s disease as well as maintaining transgenic models of C. elegans for study. Students will incorporate previous Biology and Chemistry concepts to study authentic scientific investigation protocols. Next Generation Science Standards will be implemented throughout this course.