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Meet the Lab: Flexible curriculum supplements featuring Wisconsin science & scientists
How can we use a microscope to help stop a virus? How can we teach a computer to help us grow better crops? Digital interactives from PBS Wisconsin’s Meet the Lab collection can help your students explore these questions while learning about cutting edge research happening right here in Wisconsin. You’ll go home with real world, relevant activities you can use tomorrow!

Meet the Lab is a free digital media collection produced by PBS Wisconsin in partnership with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and the Morgridge Institute for Research at UW-Madison.

It introduces middle school students to scientific research through a human lens—focusing on the real-world problems that research seeks to impact (why science is done), the science practices used by researchers (how science is done), and creating opportunities for students to relate to professionals in the field (who science is done by).

Join PBS Wisconsin Education and three Wisconsin science educators to learn how they are using the Virus Investigators: Superpowered by Electron Microscopy lab in their middle school science classrooms. The standards-aligned educational media includes a “why research matters” video, “meet the scientist” digital cards, “ask a scientist” videos, and interactive media to learn how scientists use microscopes to track down viruses.

Meet the Lab supports national and state science standards and crosscutting concepts, and creates opportunities for learners to develop their STEAM identity (“Who do I think I am, who can I be, where do I belong?” in the context of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math).

Jan 27, 2022 04:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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