Putting DNA to Work

Teaching Activities for Putting DNA to Work

The Marian Koshland Science Museum offers an interactive learning experience specifically designed for teenagers and adults, including supplemental teaching materials and school field trips.

The museum has identified unique, inquiry-based activities related to its Global Warming and DNA exhibits that are designed for middle and high-school students and adhere to the National Academies’ National Science Education Standards.

The Koshland Science Museum offers structured a virtual field trip for middle and high school classes through its website. Teachers can divide students into teams to explore the virtual exhibit. Students then participate in a peer-teaching exercise that culminates in a whole class discussion focused on the question of “How can the knowledge of DNA sequencing be applied in the future?”