Koch Institute laboratories program Fault in Our Cells plus Lab Tour for grades 7-12

koch150webClass & Tour: Fault in Our Cells plus Lab Tour: Tours of Koch Institute laboratories led by cancer researchers (for students ages 12 and older) This advanced activity is available for  a maximum of 25 people.

Description: Cells in tumors mutate very quickly as they grow and divide, creating a tumor with multiple populations of different cells. In this 50-minute lesson students will learn how these mutations can result in tumor heterogeneity and make tumors more sensitive or resistant to chemotherapy treatment. Students participating should have a basic understanding of cellular division (mitosis) and DNA structure and replication. Using this knowledge, students will run a tumor growth and treatment simulation to model how a tumor’s heterogeneous composition can change the efficacy of chemotherapy treatment.

We’ve included an optional statistics segment where students can apply basic statistical techniques to analyze data generated in the experiment.  Students participating in this optional activity should have an understanding of basic statistics.

This class also includes a lab tour.  All MIT Labs require anyone entering to wear closed toe shoes and have their legs completely covered. i.e no sandals and shorts or short skirts without some sort of leggings. Please be advised that no student under the age of 12 will be allowed to tour the labs.

Program: Fault in Our Cells plus Lab Tour

Date: TBD – Sometime in March

Time: TBD

Location: Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 500 Main Street, Building 76, Cambridge MA, 02139-4307

Price: $5.00 includes registration fee

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This is to admit one to the program at Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 500 Main Street, Building 76, Cambridge MA, 02139-4307 running on DATE:TBD at TIME:TBD for children grades 7-12 (Please be advised that no student under the age of 12 will be allowed to tour the labs)

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Age: This activity is appropriate for children ages 12 and up.  Please be advised that no student under the age of 12 will be allowed to tour the labs.  Tours of the Koch Institute are geared towards  students in upper middle school or high school (grades grades 7-12). Students must be able to function independently and act respectfully. The size of the labs does not usually allow for parents to accompany the children on the tour portion, other than the designated chaperons. If you would like to be a chaperon please note that along with your child’s registration. There is often room in the presentation area to join in and room in the lobby to wait during the tour, you will also find a coffee shop in the main lobby of the building.

Wondering who else is going? You can find that information on the facebook event page here

Travel Tips: Visitor parking in the MIT-Kresge parking lot is limited. Permits can be purchased for $26.00 by completing and submitting the PDF form at least five days in advance. The other MIT Visitors lots rates are varied. Also available is metered parking which is obviously first come first serve. I have been told that you will be ticketed if you park at a meter for more than two hours, after two hours you need to change spaces.


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