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Revision as of 03:17, 21 June 2014

HUMAN PRACTICE ACTIVITIES

Synthetic vs Natural Synbio Outreach Commercial algal growth containment

Science Week presentation to Foundation Level students at UCL Academy

In addition to our other activities, we engaged the younger students in our school with our project. We gave a presentation to the foundation level students in UCL Academy. As they were young, we based the talk on synthetic biology as a whole, in relation to our project. We made the discussion highly interactive by showing videos we had made and asking questions, such as what they would make their own GMO do and who the GMO would benefit. We also involved two students from the audience to help us complete a small practical experiment: extracting DNA from blueberries and showing the younger students what DNA looks like outside of a cell.Our workshop was a very successful session and all the children were eager to answer questions and engage with the presentation.