NEWSLETTER: January 2018

Our Best Teaching Resources of 2017: All In One Package!

Our annual resource compendium presents 2017's best resources from Genome: Unlocking Life's Code in a simple, fun interactive. Find out what these resources are all about and how you can use them in our classroom. List includes the award-winning "Deep Future" interactive, the National DNA Day "Get Activities" website," a printable infographic on Henrietta Lacks, "Ten Top Ted Talks" and more!

January 2018 Resource of the Month

Frontiers for Young Minds: Science Edited By Kids, For Kids

Our monthly internet search for the best free teaching resources for biology teachers has a winner for January 2018: "Frontiers for Young Minds." A collection of freely available scientific articles by distinguished scientists that are reviewed for younger audiences by "a board of kids." Wonderful concept, excellently executed.

Our popular traveling exhibition opens soon in Rochester, New York at the Rochester Museum & Science Center. Stop by this great science museum between January 28, 2018 - April 24, 2018 and experience Genome: Unlocking Life's Code!
Lesson Plan: Sharks, Human Remains, and In-Class Detective Work For Your Students! 

In 2010, fishermen in the Bahamas caught a tiger shark with human remains in its stomach: But whose remains were they? Step-by-step questions guide students through the logical progression from analyzing forensic data to identifying the remains. This inquiry-based lesson on Genomics and Human Identity is the second in a series of lesson plans available free on Genome: Unlocking Life's Code. 

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2018 DNA Day Essay Contest for Teachers and Students

Check out the 2018 American Society of Human Genetics' (ASHG) Annual Essay Contest for Grades 9-12. Easy to work into your biology class for extra credit, or to challenge a particular student. Students win cash awards, and their teachers win genetics materials grants. The entry deadline is March 9.

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