Today, we kicked off our exciting partnership with the DNA Learning Center of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory for our new fifth grade STE(A)M unit on DNA.
Boys also learned the necessity and history of classification, and became familiar with the parts and function of a compound light microscope.
Today's lesson was the first in a series of sessions that will take place not only in Saint David's science labs, but also at the DNALC's lab in Cold Spring Harbor where our boys will examine and conduct observations of mutations in Drosophilafruit flies and C. elegant nematodes.
The boys will also visit the center's DNA Laboratory for investigations and experimentations with DNA Fingerprinting - and an introduction to gel electrophoresis.
Exciting, real world application, out-of-classroom units like this one demand that our boys think and analyze critically, engaging their scientific minds, while captivating their curiosity and imagination. Innovative, dynamic and engaging curriculum is a focus of the school.