PBS Wisconsin Education has released two new additions to Meet the Lab, a collection of educational resources made for middle school science classrooms. Each lab includes videos, activities, and educator resources with standards supported, guiding questions, and more.
In Bio Builders: Superpowered by Stem Cells, take a tour of the Thomson Lab, where scientists use stem cells to repair damaged tissue and improve health treatments. Students explore why research matters with a real-life story from a woman who lost her twin sister at a young age from a nervous system disorder. Then, students can complete an activity on how to make an artery using stem cells.
With Visual Communicators: Superpowered by Color, students explore how to use visual features to make sense of something. Meet scientists from the Schloss Visual Reasoning Lab who research human reactions to messages made with visual elements like color, shape, and line. Learn why their research matters in a real-life mapmaking example, and complete an activity on how color choice influences meaning.
Meet the new labs, and explore the larger collection at pbswisconsineducation.org/meetthelab/about/.
Funding for Meet the Lab comes from the Timothy William Trout Education Fund, a gift of Monroe and Sandra Trout; Focus Fund for Education; and Friends of PBS Wisconsin.
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