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.

Suggested Citation:
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. 

Year: 2023

Pages: 11


  • Biotechnology
  • Middle School Science Education

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