Syosset Students Know DNA

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DNA_120915ACold Spring Harbor Laboratory has been conducting DNA workshops with fifth-graders throughout the Syosset Central School District.

During a recent visit to South Grove Elementary School, CSHL educator Gregory Reilly taught students about the structure of a DNA molecule using a double helix model before leading them in the construction of their own models. Students reviewed the six parts that make up a DNA molecule and used worksheets to identify the different components of an animal cell.

DNA_120915BCSHL visits every fifth-grade classroom in the Syosset CSD three times per year. Students also take a field trip to the lab, where they have the opportunity to look under the scientists’ microscopes and perform other hands-on, DNA-related activities.  —Syosset Schools

 

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Steve Mosco, former editor-in-chief at Anton Media Group, is a columnist for Long Island Weekly's food and sports sections. He fancies himself a tastemaker, food influencer and king of all eaters.

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