Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code provides free lesson plans and storyline units to help guide high school students as they explore various genetics and genomics concepts. Units will culminate in community-focused projects. This program is Session 2 of a two-part seminar series. Register for Session 1.
Storylines start with an anchoring phenomenon that introduces a question or problem. Each step in a storyline unit is then driven by students’ questions that arise from the phenomenon. In this case, the anchoring phenomenon is something familiar yet still mysterious to this generation of students - bans of certain foods in their cafeterias and classrooms. Students will probably be able to connect the bans to food allergies but might not be able to explain why a person has food allergies.
Session 2 of this series will address the second half of the unit and the community-focused project students complete. Participants will be given an overview of the Genome DIY Exhibit resources that can be used by students to present their findings about food allergies to an audience of their choice.
All individuals receive a certificate of participation and 100 NSTA activity points for attending the live seminar and completing the end-of-program survey. A certificate of participation is not awarded for watching the recorded version of the program.
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Below are comments from individuals who attended the seminar:
- "I loved the amino acid protein reconstruction activity. My mind is taking that to so many levels with both freshman bio and AP. Loved the interaction in the breakout rooms. The instruction was informative. I love how you had us assume the role of students. Just well organized and well facilitated. Thank you!"
- "I most enjoyed learning about the "routines" built into the storyline process. Thanks for the diagrams, flowcharts, and introduction to the process."
- "I think that this will be so engaging for my students. I love all the suggestions to help students figure things out rather than memorize what I tell them or what they read. I am really excited about trying this storyline!"
A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' account page for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.
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