The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Bring your students to The Lawrence, or bring our inquiry-based science programs to you.
We partner with school districts to support science learning. We offer district-wide elementary, middle, and high school programs, either virtually or in-person.
We collaborate with a range of partners to innovate in science education. Together, we go further.
This Program Brief gives an overview of a program that introduces middle school students to the science behind biotechnology, features stories from diverse local biotechnology professionals, and helps students connect the power of biotechnology with their own personal values and ideas. The brief describes the motivating factors and goal of the program and outlines the program structure. Additionally, it includes sample student work, insights from teachers, and a description of the program impact.
Bishop, L. M., Olsen, S., Krakowski, A. (2023). Exploring Biotechnology in Middle School: Inspiring Future Problem Solvers. Berkeley, CA: The Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley.
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