LSLC On The Road Can't come to the LSLC? We'll come to you! Our LSLC on the Road programs feature practicing scientists, LSLC staff, and loads of science activities. We bring all our supplies and turn your location into a fully functioning science lab. These 80-minute programs are available to secondary schools within 30 miles of the LSLC. The programs being featured for 2015-2016 are Disease Detectives and Taste Blind. The cost for each program is based on class size. For classes of up to 30 students: One 80-minute session is $500, additional same day sessions are $300. For classes with more than 30 students: One 80-minute session is $625, additional same day sessions are $375. Disease Detectives Students explore a mini-case involving a young man who has meningitis. They conduct simulated lab tests to determine what pathogen is causing his meningitis. They use pre-writing research to write a letter encouraging parents to have their preteens or teens vaccinated with the meningitis vaccine. Core Concepts: Symptoms and laboratory tests can be used to diagnose diseases. Meningitis is a serious infection that can lead to permanent brain damage or death. A vaccine can prevent the most common forms of bacterial meningitis. Taste Blind Students explore the role of receptors, nerve cell pathways, and taste areas of the brain involved in tasting PTC, a bitter substance. They design and conduct an experiment to determine if there is a correlation between the ability to taste PTC and not liking broccoli. They explore PTC tasting inheritance patterns and evolution. Core Concepts: Receptors, nerve cell pathways, and taste areas of the brain are involved in sensing tastes. People differ in their response to taste sensations. A correlation is a relationship between two variables that tend to occur together. Some characteristics associated with the nervous system and behavior can be inherited. Sign up for our LSLC On the Road classes here. On the Road registrations are on a first-come first-served basis. Be sure to contact us and request, schedule, and secure your trip while dates are available. Please see our online calendar for current availabilities.