K-12 Classroom

Teachers are actively involved in the ARRAYS Project. Teachers have developed lesson plans and materials based on the ARRAYS Project activities matched to the curriculum frameworks and suitable for the time and instrumentation in the high school laboratories in the metro Boston area. Teachers also have attended two summer workshops for the Chemistry Organized Outreach Program and are working with us to use the maternal ancestry project and the genetically modified food project in their classrooms. This section of the website includes resources which have been developed as part of Professor Walt's HHMI Professor's Award, as well as some CO-OP workshop resources

Resources

CO-OP Workshop Resources

CO-OP website is http://ase.tufts.edu/chemistry/hhmi/coop.html
Harvard is starting the Journal for Emerging Investigators – for middle and high school students. http://emerginginvestigators.org/
Understanding Science- information for teachers and students about the process and nature of science http://undsci.berkeley.edu/
Beyond Benign – green chemistry activities and workshops   http://www.beyondbenign.org/
Prof. Charlie Sykes website (includes education resources): http://ase.tufts.edu/chemistry/sykes/index.html

Experiment Resources

Here is a list of resources that are applicable to both the maternal ancestry and the genetically modified soy experiments.

How to use micropipettes (Before experiment)

Solubility Review (During DNA purification step)

Centrifuge - how it works
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Primers and Probes
Beads
Sonication
Biosensors

 

Mitochondrial DNA: Where Biology, Chemistry and Anthropology Meet" power point presentation given at NSTA March 20, 2010 by Meredith Knight and Rocco Cieri NSTA 2010 Presentation

Detailed Haplogroup Activity - an activity in which students find the "SNPs" in a sequence of DNA they are given and organized themselves into haplogroups. Detailed Haplogroup Activity

 

Microarrays in the K12 Classroom power point presentation given at NSTA March 28, 2008 by Dr. Diane Perito and Meredith Knight. NSTA Presentation

Simple Haplogroup Activity - an activity in which students find the "SNPs" in a sequence of DNA they are given and organized themselves into haplogroups. Haplogroup Activity

 

  • Diane Perito isolates DNA from saliva.

    Diane Perito isolates DNA from saliva.