ABE empowers teachers to bring biotechnology to their classrooms.
Curriculum & Resources
ABE offers lab-based, classroom-based (non-lab), and web-based investigations in biotechnology, and provides professional learning opportunities and resources to support teachers and students in the use of ABE materials.
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ABE Is Effective
Studies have shown that students exposed to ABE have increased interest and confidence in science and biotechnology.
Students made a significant and substantial gain in biotech learning.
Teachers reported greater interest, knowledge, and skills from their ABE training.
56% of participating ABE schools in U.S. serving low SES students.
ABE’s Global Reach
ABE currently has 27 program sites across 15 countries. Globally, the program has impacted more than 900,000 students to date.
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Reframing the Discovery of DNA Through a Recreation of Rosalind Franklin’s Pivotal Photo
Until relatively recently, the story of the discovery of the structure of DNA has gone something like: On April 25, 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick published in Nature the molecular structure of DNA as a double helix, just a couple months after reportedly running from the Cavendish Lab in Cambridge, UK, to the Eagle Pub where they announced …
Innovative Cancer Treatments
This lesson aims to engage and deepen students’ experiences and expertise in the field of “Cancer Cells” and “Innovative Therapies for recurring or difficult-to-treat cancers,” and in particular about those which work by harnessing the power of the immune system, called Immunotherapy.
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