MIT Field Trips

MIT Field Trips

High school science teachers are invited to bring their classes to the Biology Department for a day of lectures and hands-on activities.

Students in lab

Student Participant

I really enjoyed the whole field trip. One of my favorite parts was the experiment on the chemotherapy pills for colon cancer. It was very hands-on and it was fun seeing the blue liquid turn into a gel. The presentation from the PhD student was probably where I learned the most. She really made a hard subject super easy to understand. It also made me want to know more about the subject. I also liked seeing what kinds of research biotech students do in college.

Who Should Apply

High school science teachers from Massachusetts public schools who:

  • Have attended the Summer Workshop 
  • Have attended the Whitehead Institute high school program
  • Teach honors and/or AP science classes

Program Details

  • One-day field trip in late March
  • Engaging lectures on current scientific topics
  • Developmental biology lab
  • Interactive genetics or biochemistry
  • Hands-on lab activities
  • Lunch with scientists (pizza and drinks provided)
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