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Genes in Space and on Earth too: bringing DNA discovery into your classroom

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


In this hands-on teacher workshop, you will develop skills to bring the cutting edge of biology and space exploration into your own classroom. With an innovative teaching toolkit from miniPCR, you will solve a food contamination crisis at the International Space Station using the essential biotech techniques of PCR and electrophoresis. Then we will share information about the Genes in Space science competition where teachers and students design authentic DNA research proposals for space. Competitors can win biotech equipment for their schools and winners will get their experiments launched to the International Space Station!

Join us and immerse yourself in real-world uses of biotech in agriculture, forensics, and medical sciences, and develop skills to implement hands-on biotech in your own classroom.



This event is part of the Atlanta Science Festival, a public celebration of local science and technology with 100 engaging events taking place March 15-25, 2017 at venues throughout metro Atlanta. Check out the Festival’s Educator Toolkit for more info on how to get involved.




March 24
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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North Springs Charter High School
7447 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30328 United States
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