Bioscience

BIO5 symposium gives science teachers new approaches

September 27, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: Arizona Daily Star]

In one room, Essy Levy hands out small glass vials and colorful posters about biotechnology as she explains the importance of biofuels.

“In this activity, we’re going to see how the environment changes the efficiency of enzymes,” says Levy, a curriculum and training specialist for Bio-Rad Laboratories.

Across the hall, Laurel Jacobs with UA’s department of nutritional sciences shows teachers ways to integrate critical thinking about nutrition into everyday learning.

Diverse topics like these were all in one place Saturday for the Bio5 Institute’s fourth annual Arizona K-12 Science Teacher Symposium.

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