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Discover Your DNA: An Adventure in Laboratory Biology at the EdPortal

September 5, 2017

In “Discover Your DNA: An Adventure in Laboratory Biology,” middle schoolers came together to use laboratory equipment to isolate their DNA and learn how genes control what humans can taste. They even took a field trip to the Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab in Allston to check out the 15,000-square-foot space where Harvard faculty, alumni, students, and postdoctoral scholars work on innovations in biotech and life sciences.

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David Mangus Receives 2016 Biotechnology Teaching Award

January 19, 2017

David Mangus Receives 2016 Biotechnology 
Teaching Award

Teaching a high school based biotechnology program is not unusual. Designing and teaching a four-year program that is vertically integrated to build on previous knowledge is not only unusual, it is transformative. That is exactly what Dr. David Mangus has done at Brockton High School in Brockton, MA. This non-vocational pathway allows students to explore key concepts and science practices before engaging with more in-depth study in Forensics. Their experience then culminates...

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