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Conference & Workshop Materials

  • Protein Necklace: Harnessing the Glow of Jellyfish This workshop explores a simple, 3-dimensional classroom activity to isolate the green fluorescent protein found in jellyfish. Show students that protein science can be tangible and engaging but not overwhelming with this beginner’s activity. View »
  • Hands-On Science with Phenomenal Critters Discover fun, simple activities with live organisms that you can use in your labs. Learn about care, handling, and ways to introduce inquiry. View »
  • Strawberry Milkshakes: DNA and Lactose Intolerance In this workshop, learn how to introduce students to molecular biology through age-appropriate, hands-on activities designed to make challenging abstract concepts (including DNA, genes, and enzymes) more concrete—and to make biology fun. View »
  • Smithsonian 3D Learning and 3D Assessment How can you be sure you’re providing 3-D learning and 3-D assessment? Experience investigations from Smithsonian Science for the Classroom as both learner and teacher. View »
  • The Composition and Age of Stars Do your students think stars burn? Can they tell the age of a star like our sun? Ignite interest in astrophysics with this easy demonstration. Includes a materials list and step-by-step instructions. View »
  • Making Algae Beads In this activity students create spheres of green algae for use in experiments that explore the metabolic processes of plants. Includes a materials list and step-by-step instructions. View »
  • Make a Choice! Gain an understanding of animal behavior, habitat, and other environmental and ecological concepts with interlocking choice chambers. View »
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