Your Body is a Zoo

by  Long Island Science Center

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You know what? You are not alone. There are millions of creatures living on and in your body.  Most of these living things are bacteria and fungi, but a few are tiny animals. For all of them, your body is their ecosystem where they can live and reproduce. Come learn about our relationships with these amazing creatures and build your own “cute” body critter. This program can be delivered in either English or Spanish.

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About This Program


By Request: $225.00

This program fee includes a mailed experiment kit. Please allow 2 weeks for the kit to arrive.


45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Sciences, STEM

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
ZoomWe can use the organizations platform of choice

Booking Information

Programs are available from 8am-7pm EST

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

If your plans change, please let us know as soon as possible. Cancellations made less than 4 weeks out from your reserved date will be subject to a 10% cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than 2 weeks out are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Date rescheduling may be done up to 2 weeks before your reserved date. Rescheduling done less than 2 weeks before your date will be subject to a 10% rescheduling fee.

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Long Island Science Center

Riverhead, NY
United States

Today's students - tomorrow's innovators! The Long Island Science Center is a 501(c)3 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)  Learning Museum with a mission to prepare young people for the challenges of a 21st century economy built on advanced technology and innovation. We have provided STEAM based programs to students in schools and libraries in the New York Area since 1995. Our programs have been delivered to more than 350,000 students.

We ignite curiosity, fuel creativity and unlock the passion for problem-solving and discovery with hands-on STEAM curricula, programs, and interactive experiences designed to cultivate future leaders and engaged citizens.

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Program Details


1. The program starts with a discussion about the microscopic life that our bodies harbor.
2. The educator will engage the students in a question and answer related to the interdependence these hidden life forms have with us.
3. The students are shown enlarged images of the microorganisms.
4. The students make a "critter" project (optional for 5th grade plus laser light microscope).
5. If time allows, we take questions.


- Explore the hidden micro world that inhabit the human body
- Engage in a discussion about the importance of their existence to both organisms life functions
- Develop an understanding of interdependent ecosystems

Standards Alignment

National Standards

LS1A 3-5 -- Structure and function
LS1A 6-8 -- Structure and function
LS1A K-2 -- Structure and function
LS1B 3-5 -- Growth and development of organisms
LS1B 6-8 -- Growth and development of organisms
LS1B K-2 -- Growth and development of organisms
LS1C 3-5 -- Organization for matter and energy flow in organisms
LS1C 6-8 -- Organization for matter and energy flow in organisms
LS1C K-2 -- Organization for matter and energy flow in organisms
LS2A 3-5 -- Interdependent relationships in ecosystems
LS2A 6-8 -- Interdependent relationships in ecosystems
LS2A K-2 -- Interdependent relationships in ecosystems
LS4A 6-8 -- Evidence of common ancestry and diversity
LS4B 3-5 -- Natural selection
LS4C 3-5 -- Adaptation
LS4C 6-8 -- Adaptation
LS4C K-2 -- Adaptation
LS4D 3-5 -- Biodiversity and humans
LS4D 6-8 -- Biodiversity and humans
LS4D K-2 -- Biodiversity and humans

State Standards

New York State NGSS Learning Standards: P-LS1-2, K-LS1-1, 2-LS2-2, 2-LS4-1, 3-LS4-3, 3-LS1-1, 3-LS3-2, 4-LS1-1, 5-LS2-1, MS-LS1-1, MS-LS1-2, MS-LS1-3, MS-LS2-3, MS-LS2-4, MS-LS2-2, MS-LS2-5