|Georgia State Prsents: DNA is For Families|
|Date||Monday July 14, 2014 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM|
Amanda Corbitt 770-472-8100|
Science is Fun!
“DNA is Elementary” is an eight-module series for students in grades K to 5 that introduces them to the fundamentals of heredity and helps them gain fluency in the language of DNA. Our basic premise is that DNA, which serves as the instruction manual for the cell, is effectively a language with its own letters (A, G, C, and T) that obey defined rules of grammar and syntax. Initiated in 2008 with support from the National Institutes of Health’s SEPA (Science Education
Partnership Award) program (http://www.ncrrsepa.org/), “DNA is Elementary” is a set of engaging, age-appropriate activities that are especially designed to make the properties of DNA and genetics accessible and interesting to novice learners. To date, we have presented these modules to over 2400 students.