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Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)
Saturday, February 2 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Grades 6 - 12
Share your favorite DNA model and learn about other models that help students learn the fundamentals and nuances of DNA science. The development and use of models is one of the eight scientific practices outlined in A Framework for K-12 Science Education, which was recently published by the National Research Council. We will explore multiple representations of DNA and associated processes through a critical lens that can help both students and teachers improve their skills in terms of creating and using models. Special guests include Judy Hauck, education director of TeachDNA, who will share the TeachDNA model and Kathy Vandiver, outreach director for the MIT Center for Environmental Health Sciences, who will share the updated Lego® DNA. This workshop is part of the Bread Club Gathering series.
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The Museum takes a hands-on approach to science, engineering and technology, attracting about 1.5 million visitors a year via its programs and 700 interactive exhibits. Founded in 1830, the Museum was first to embrace all the sciences under one roof. Highlights include the Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, 3-D Digital Cinema and Butterfly Garden. Reaching 25,000 teens a year worldwide via the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, the Museum also leads a 10-year, $41 million National Science Foundation-funded Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network of science museums. The Museum’s “Science Is an Activity” exhibit plan has been awarded many NSF grants and influenced science centers worldwide. Its National Center for Technological Literacy® aims to enhance knowledge of engineering and technology for people of all ages and inspire the next generation of engineers, inventors, and scientists. The Museum is ranked #3 by Parents Magazine in its list of the country’s “Ten Best Science Centers. For more information, visit mos.org.
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