A resource for teachers and students provided by
Community Link- three ideas for linking and partnering with a local laboratory
local hospital lab and ask them to save you some interesting stained blood films. The
stained films are harmless.
You can ask for a live demonstration for your class. The laboratory might send a representative with a good-quality microscope. Looking through a poor-quality scope might even discourage kids from considering a science career.
|Your local Blood Bank
or Blood Center will gladly send a donor recruiter to speak to your class about
transfusion medicine and Blood Bank. This is especially true if the teachers and
administrators will participate in a blood donor drive.
|Every hospital lab has
a microbiology department that can advise you on experiments and demonstrations on
culturing and identifying microorganism. They also have stained microscope slides and will
probably donate the culture materials if you want to set up a class project.