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Modern Genetics for All Students
This clearly written and widely used online high school genetics textbook from the Washington University Science Outreach Program highlights four major topics—DNA, inheritance, genes and environment, and our genetic futures. The chapters feature active investigations, such as extracting and spooling DNA, engineering glow-in-the-dark bacteria, crossing strains of different-colored yeast, and inducing mutations in bacteria with ultraviolet light. Student activities—such as a “create a baby” table in the inheritance chapter—are geared for a wide range of competencies. Teacher resources include concept overviews, basic background information, estimates of time needed to teach, detailed instructions for making any necessary advance preparations, and a list of suppliers. The publication is free, but users must register to gain access.
Program Director: Kathryn Gail Miller, Ph.D.
Award Years: 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006
Summary: Washington University is a private research university in Saint Louis, Missouri. Its HHMI-funded initiatives include:
- New and enhanced science courses to provide opportunities for students to more actively engage in the research process within lecture and laboratory courses that investigate real research problems;
- A summer undergraduate research fellowships program that gives students opportunities to work in University faculty labs;
- Training programs for K-8 teachers in various science topics and a summer research internship program for high school teachers;
- Web-based tutorials that are rich in interdisciplinary applications; and
- Partnerships with high school teachers that created a widely used textbook, Modern Genetics for All Students, and, more recently, curricular supplements for agricultural biotechnology and genomics.