With funds provided by the Science Education Partnership Award scientists at Georgia State University (GSU) have created DNA is Elementary, a set of learning modules developed to teach children in grades K–5 about classical and molecular genetics. In our modules we use young learners’ facility with language acquisition to our advantage by representing DNA as an instructional manual with specific directions for making each unique organism. We have subsequently built on our success with students in the K–5 arena by offering these learning modules to families in an informal science setting.

Associated Project:
DNA is Elementary: Promoting Genetics Literacy
Associated Institution:
Georgia State University
News Contact:
Baumstark, Barbara R – PhD