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  • Introduction to Wisconsin Fast Plants® Learn how to plant and teach with Fast Plants®. Ideal for all grade levels, they are easily used to explore many scientific concepts. 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 »
  • They Come in Pairs: Addressing Student Misconceptions About Chromosomes What if meiosis and chromosomes were as easy to understand as folding laundry? This workshop shows how ChromoSock® specialty socks can address student misconceptions. View »
  • Balancing Chemical Equations This activity focuses on using models to help balance chemical equations and understand the law of conservation of mass. Includes a materials list and step-by-step instructions. View »
  • Build a Bot with Cubelets®, Robot Blocks Give your students an engineering design challenge with Cubelets®, Robot Blocks. Develop a series of tasks that a robot can perform, then let students engineer and test the robots. View »
  • Modeling Energy in a System You experience energy, force, and motion every second of your day. In this activity, modified from the STCMS™ unit Energy, Forces, and Motion, you create a model to explain how energy is involved in moving a pendulum. 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 »
  • Disorder Detectives In this activity, students take on the role of a cytogeneticist. They are given a case study and a set of patient chromosome decals that they arrange into a completed karyotype. View »
  • Strawberry DNA Extraction Introduce students to DNA with this activity. A discussion of how this DNA extraction procedure works might also touch on the plant cell wall, the cell membrane, and DNA's lack of solubility in ethanol. Includes materials list and step-by-step instructions. View »
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