Haunted-U Microbe Event Spreads Science

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Science went 'viral,' literally, as Penn State faculty and students presented the frightening realities of germs and the menacing microbes that live inside and all around us to campers and families on Sunday! See photo album inside!

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Haunted-U Event 2013


When? October 20th, 2013
Where? Whitmore and Osmond Laboratories, Penn State University
Who? For students in grades K-6 who are not afraid of some ‘sick science.’
What? Science goes viral at Penn State, and there’s an outbreak of germs in the lab! Can the campers prevent or cure this scourge? Learn about microbes and how to stop germs and pathogens from infecting you! Campers can expect some spoof on the real and frightening science of microbiology.

Haunted-U Schedule

2:00-5:00 p.m. Campers will be split into three rooms (K-2, 3-4, 5-6) for microbe science activities!

-Campers in grades K-2, among other things, make a sick pumpkin, confront giant germs,  learn how disease spreads, first hand! (get it?), and learn to prevent microbe transfer...

-Campers in grades 3-6, among other activities, make sick pumpkins, examine microbial spread, and understand what happens if you don't wash your hands, truly!...all in good fun!

...but will anyone save the Penn State students from the microbial menace that is spreading fast?? - The Mask of the Red Death!

5:00-5:45 p.m. Campers will have pizza and drinks

5:45 p.m. - Parents arrive at 119 Osmond to enjoy the demo and lab tour.

6:00 p.m. - Halloween Demo Show hosted by the Nittany Chemical Society student group

6:30-8:30 p.m. - Haunted Lab Tour hosted by faculty and students.

Admission to Tour and Demo are FREE and open to everyone!



Cost: $45 per camper

Space is limited to 75 campers.

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