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The ASE Annual Conference is a unique opportunity for all teachers of science and those involved with science education. With over 350 sessions to choose from at ASE Annual Conference 2018, Sched will help you see what’s on and plan and edit your personal agenda at any time.  If you’ve not yet registered for this event book now on Eventbrite.
Saturday, January 6 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
DNA Detectives in the classroom T153

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In this session we will explore how chapters from a new children’s fictional book DNA Detectives: To Catch a Thief by  Dr Amanda Hartley can be coupled with hands-on activities in the classroom to teach 7-10 years olds about DNA and forensics.
We will provide a short introduction to the DNA detective books series, introducing the characters and plotlines. We will then showcase a series of free DNA and forensic themed resources and highlight where they link to key themes covered in the book.
Blending literacy, storytelling, and science-based activities is a great way for the story to come alive for the students and for the gain a greater understanding behind the scientific concepts. This cross-curricular approach helps to support science teaching in a fun and effective way.
Amanda will also talk about her classroom-based DNA Detectives workshops and how they can be used to bring the subject to life. All schools can access a free interactive workshop which accompanies the book (and hire a box of props to help make the workshop even more interactive!) 

Speakers
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Francesca Gale

Education Development Lead, Welcome Sanger Institiute
I am the Education Development Lead at the Wellcome Genome Campus – the home of the Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute. I am responsible for the education programme on and off campus. I work with scientists to develop engaging resources for school students... Read More →
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Mandy Hartley

Founder, The Little Story Telling Company
My name is Dr. Mandy Hartley. I have always loved science and even at school I knew this was the career path I wanted to pursue. I have a PhD in Genetics and have had an amazing career working with DNA for over 15 years. I have used DNA to help conserve stocks of haddock and sandeels... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Mandy Hartley

Founder, The Little Story Telling Company
My name is Dr. Mandy Hartley. I have always loved science and even at school I knew this was the career path I wanted to pursue. I have a PhD in Genetics and have had an amazing career working with DNA for over 15 years. I have used DNA to help conserve stocks of haddock and sandeels... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
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