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Using Molecular Modeling to Empower K-12 Science Teachers and Learners
October 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Using Molecular Modeling to Empower K-12 Science Teachers & Learners
Led by Dr. Dan Fried, Oct 21, 2023 @DNA Learning Center, 62 Tillary St, Brooklyn
Empowering science teachers and learners through molecular modeling!
In this introductory workshop, participants learn how molecular modeling can be used to easily enhance elementary and junior high chemistry and biology instruction. The goal of the workshop is to provide teachers with exciting age-appropriate activities and materials that can open the world of biochemistry to students of all ages. We will create models using a custom molecular modeling kit, and a FREE 3D molecular modeling software to explore molecular bonding, chemical reactions, and larger molecules like enzymes, DNA, and RNA. The activities will enhance teacher confidence and outline new and unique ways to engage with your students. Instruction will be led by Dr. Daniel Fried, a New Jersey based teacher and former chemistry professor. Workshop activities will draw from his Biochemistry Literacy for Kids program, which has been implemented by dozens of schools, and over 2000 home school families around the world. For more information on the methodology, see the program’s website: https://biochemistryliteracyforkids.com/