Workshop 2 – Genetics
Educators will experience a day in the life of a geneticist in this workshop! Educators will learn the many different model organisms studied in the field, focusing on one of the most accessible to bring back to their own classrooms. Modules and hands-on activities will be led by subject experts passionate about the field. Topics will include: genotype and phenotype differences, inheritance patterns, experimental design, data collection and analysis, and optogenetics.
Educators will reinforce their knowledge with hands-on activities they can pass along to their classes using our MPFI Lending Lab Classroom Kit. This kit will include the use of 5 microscopes, live model organisms for study, a lesson plan, and support from an MPFI scientist to execute the module.
After attending the Genetics Workshop, educators will be able to implement lessons on the following topics:
- Animal models in scientific research
- The differences between Genotype and Phenotype
- Inheritance of autosomal and sex-linked traits
- Experimental design, data collection, and analysis
- Complex behaviors study using optogenetics
Bring research to life in your classroom!
The Workshop 2 application period opens September 8 and closes October 8, 2023. The workshop will take place on December 2, 2023.