In 2008, the National Institutes of Health awarded Georgia State University’s Bio-Bus Program a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) — a three-year grant to help educate Georgia’s K-12 students about DNA and genetic principles.
The project’s goal is to introduce the concept of DNA as a language. The “alphabet” of the genetic language is not commonly taught until high school and beyond. Younger children often acquire languages much more readily than older children and adolescents. Therefore, introducing DNA to younger students will help K-12 students become fluent in the language of DNA.
The DNA is Elementary teaching module presently consists of four weekly visits during which students are actively engaged in various activities involving DNA concepts.
Listen to the DNA Song.
This project was made possible by a science education partnership award (SEPA), Grant Number 1 R25 RR 025045, from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NCRR or NIH.