MIT Field Trips
Teachers

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.

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Cara Bak

My students always have an incredible time on the field trips. Some say that going to MIT was the moment they realized that they wanted to go into a career in science. It’s an amazing feeling to provide a student with that ‘aha’ moment that helps them figure out what they want to do in life. The field trips are also a great way for the students to reflect on past learning and current classroom topics. We were covering biotechnology during this year’s trip, and referenced the MIT grad student’s talk multiple times while reviewing the differences between animal and bacterial gene expression back in class.

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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