Project Updates

  • Genetics: Creating High School Teacher Stakeholders
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    The Teacher Center Website is an expansion of the Inside Cancer project. An online educator resource, the website is but one part of a six-part dissemination strategy for teaching the genetics of cancer. The site allows high school science and health teachers to develop new or build upon and share custom curricular materials for use […]

  • Bump Up Your Knowledge of Genetics!
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    The educator specialists at the University of Utah’s Genetic Science Learning Center offers a wide variety of inquiry-based curricula, with activities and support for teaching genetics and genomics. GSLC now offers two websites, one with activities organized by topic for secondary students, and the companion site of resources for teachers. All curricular materials have been […]

  • Gene U Project Update: Complex Traits Curricular Unit
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    Project Update: The Gene U project’s Complex Traits guide for teachers and associated classroom slides are available for free viewing or download from BioEd Online (www.bioedonline.org). Domestic dogs exhibit immense variety in size, shape, coat color and texture, and behavior. This variability is a product of selective breeding by humans, conducted to yield desirable genetic changes or […]

  • What Are the LEAH Knox Scholars Up To?
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    Upcoming Events On April 26th, the LEAH Knox Scholars will gather at the Tufts Medical Center as part of a Meet the Scientists Series to meet with Libby Hohmann, MD, infectious disease specialist and physician director of the Partners Human Research Committees at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. In addition to hearing Dr. Hohmann speak about […]

  • Surprising Results Revealed… “When are we going to use this stuff in real life?” That’s a common refrain from students memorizing math and science from textbooks and worksheets. Berri Jacque, Ph.D., realized that when it comes to science, there’s one application that couldn’t be more relevant: our own bodies. Research and evaluations from “The Great […]

  • Introducing 21st Century Teaching Tools
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    John Pollock, Ph.D., and his project team with The Partnership in Education at Duquesne University, meet regularly with a wide range of collaborators, including artists and animators, technologists and developers, educators and evaluators, and medical doctors and researchers from leading institutions around the world. Together, they create high-caliber, rigorously-tested, science-education tools for the 21st century that […]

  • FoodMASTER is On the Road Again!
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    A newly formed component “FoodMASTER: Reach to Teach” has introduced more than 1,000 registered dietitian-nutritionists (RDNs) to its nutrition-science education programs. The component is designed to foster worldwide synergistic relationships between dietitian-nutritionists and teachers. FoodMASTER spokesperson Sylvia Escott-Stump already has made a splash in Portugal, Greece, Switzerland, Thailand, Singapore, and New Hampshire in the U.S., and […]

  • More Than One Million Downloads!
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    Since its inception, Monster Heart Medic, along with associated educational apps in The Lawrence Hall of Science’s apps family, have had more than 1 million downloads. That’s nothing to sneeze at! Darrell Porcello, Ph.D., with The University of California Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science, and in partnership with the University of California San Francisco Benioff […]

  • Seeing is Believing…
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    Studies have shown that when students know what the consequences are for risky behavior, they are less likely to engage in that behavior. This series of hands-on, inquiry-based lessons uses living animals, planarians, to model human physical responses to chemicals of addiction—some of which are found in foods. Over 300 teachers across four states have […]

  • Update: We Role Like This!
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    Inspire and educate students with e-books and interactive game from the “This is How We ‘Role’’’ project. Four beautifully illustrated storybooks engage young students as they enter a world of subtle role-playing to learn the differences or similarities between how people and animals are treated by professionals. All books are available in English and in Spanish. […]