Thursday, March 6, 2003

Seeing Is Believing: Microbes Become Larger Than Life!

Have you been looking for a way to teach your students about microbes, those tiny little organisms that have such a huge impact on our lives, but finding it difficult to illustrate the concept? SciTrek has the answer! A new exhibit, entitled "Microbes: Invisible Invaders, Amazing Allies," uncovers the world of these microscopic organisms, from those that sustain to those that threaten life.

As they make their way through the 5,000-square-foot exhibit, your students will learn what microbes are (bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa), explore the history of infectious diseases, see how researchers and individuals fight infection worldwide. Child-friendly technology highlights the hands-on activities. In addition to interactive displays featuring virtual reality and 3-D animation, there are theatrical sets and special effects that help bring the world of microbes to life.

The "Microbes: Invisible Invaders?Amazing Allies" exhibit will be open until May 4, 2003. The cost for admission is $9.50 for adults and $7.50 for children age 3-12. For more information on how to schedule a class visit, contact Randee Schneider at 404-522-5500.