TO YOUR MICROSCOPES! LABORATORY WORKSHOP
In addition to touring the exhibition, the students will take part in a microscope laboratory workshop that focuses on health issues at the cellular level. Guided by a scientific moderator, the students will learn how to use a microscope, an indispensable observation tool for scientists. They will observe a variety of microorganisms invisible to the naked eye and come to realize that these small, often reviled creatures are essential to both life on Earth and good health!
Temporary exhibition Pandemics: challenging humanity
Take part in a quiz. Your challenge? To contain a fictitious pandemic.
While the cohabitation of humans and microorganisms is often beneficial or at least not harmful, it is nevertheless behind a particular type of major health crisis: pandemics. As the students tour the exhibition, they will learn about the mechanisms that spread infectious diseases and how to block them. They will also learn about the history of pandemics and come to understand that these major health crises, including COVID-19, are also a source of learning and have shaped humankind. For sure, they will gain a new perspective on a hot topic of the day.
Regardless of their score on the quiz, the students will learn from their experience and be better equipped for the future and ready to take concrete action on current health issues.
SCIENTIFIC APPROACH: THE RACE FOR VACCINES! LABORATORY WORKSHOP
How does scientific knowledge advance? In this laboratory activity, the students will learn the steps of the scientific process with the guidance of a scientific moderator. Like Dr. Frappier, they will follow the footsteps of scientific researchers. Like them, they will face one of the greatest scientific health challenges: the race for vaccines to prevent infectious diseases! After learning what vaccines are and the main steps in making them, they will apply the scientific method, including conducting an experiment to solve an issue related to the development of a new vaccine.
For full details on the unfolding of school activities in the classroom, virtually, or at the Museum, see the information for teachers page.