"The Natural History of Genes is a project to develop a hands-on genetic science curriculum for middle and high school teachers." This is a joint project sponsored by the University of Utah School of Medicine, the Eccles Institute of Human Genetics, and the Utah Museum of Natural History and funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Precollege Science Education Initiative for Biomedical Research Institutions.
The Natural History of Genes provides Utah teachers with a genetic science curricululm and with hands-on experimentation kits that bring disease genetics, conservation genetic, human diversity, forensics and DNA into the real world for students."
A source for 19 lessons on various aspects of genetics geared for high school level students.
"The Seattle School District, The Boeing Company, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and MBT, working together in a partnership, have designed a proposal aimed at creating a K-5 hand-on science program in the Seattle Public School District. The main objective of the program is to bring inquiry based, hands-on science training to all Seattle School District elementary teachers and students in grades K-5. ... The training focuses on learning the pedagogy of inquiry-based hands-on science through the use of well-tested science kits...."
"Analyzing fractal patterns of nature. In each module, students typically start with a hands-on activity...to mimic randomness imvolved in forming structures such as lighning bolts, ...DNA nucleotide sequencing, ... students turn to computer simulations, which demonstrate how fundamentally random microscopic events can give rise to fractal macroscopic patterns. The programs can be downloaded right from this page."
"MendelWeb is an educational resource for teachers and students interested in the origins of classical genetics, intorductory data analysis, elemntary plant science, and the history and literature of science."
Published in cooperation with the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the Mathematical Association of America, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, the Institute of Management Sciences, and the American Statistical Association.
Articles by Keith Devlin describing how Dr. Leonard Adleman of University of Southern California performed new computation using strands of genetic molecule DNA to encode the data and bichemical reactions.
Raises many of the ethical concerns of genetic information which will face scientists and judges.
Useful references to groups considering the ethical implications of genetic engineering, etc.
Background information on the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee and the current controversy surrounding the committee and the issues of gene therapy.