Posted from the NYSED Virtual Learning System:
"The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) invites you to participate in the 6th Annual DNA Day Essay Contest! It is open to students in grades 9th – 12th. Please visit http://www.ashg.org/education/dnaday.shtml for the rules, rubric, and more information. The deadline for entries is March 7, 2011 at 5:00 PM EST."
More information on the DNA Day Essay Content:
"The contest aims to challenge students to examine, question, and reflect on the important concepts of genetics. Essays are expected to contain substantive, well-reasoned arguments indicative of a depth of understanding of the concepts related to the essay questions." Click here for more information.
A quick look at ASHG’s Education resources shows some great genetics curriculum and activities for biology and life-science teachers. Here’s a few of the pages I liked personally:
- Top Six Things About Genetics Everyone Should Know
- Evolution and Darwin Day
- Genetics Education Outreach Network (Found 22 mentors in the area in 1 search!)
DNA DAY 2011: http://www.ashg.org/education/dnaday.shtml