Whitehead Institute’s Seminar Series for High School Teachers offers educators the opportunity to explore topics at the forefront of biomedical research and incorporate new ideas into their classrooms. The monthly series begins every October and runs through the academic year.
Each year a theme is chosen for the series of seminars that take place on the first Monday of each month. Sessions begin with a scientific lecture and conclude with a working dinner, allowing participants and Whitehead scientists to share ideas and discuss a range of issues affecting science education. Every teacher is paired with a Whitehead partner who serves as a resource throughout the year.
Programs and resources for high school students
We partner with the LEAH Project to offer the Knox Scholars program for high school students in the Greater Boston Area. Your students may also be interested in additional programs and resources offered by the MIT Office for Engineering Outreach.
These laboratory protocols have been specifically designed by MIT scientists and high school science teachers for use in high school and middle school biology classes. All are pdf files unless otherwise noted.
- Biofilm Lessons with Student Worksheet
- Brain Memory
- Cystic Fibrosis
- DNA microarrays
- DNA spooling
- Fluorescent Reporter Proteins
- Fly lab
- Omaphalos! Why Bacteria Should Be the Center of Everyone’s World
- Planaria lab
- Potato Microbiology
- Quorum Sensing Activity