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The Engaged Microbiologist: Bringing the Microbiological Sciences to the K–12 Community

    Author: David J. Westenberg1
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    Affiliations: 1: Department of Biological Sciences and Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO 65409
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    • Published 01 March 2016
    • ©2016 Author(s). Published by the American Society for Microbiology.
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    • Corresponding author. Mailing address: 400 W. 11th Street, Rolla, MO 65409. Phone: 573-341-4798. Fax: 573-341-4821. E-mail: [email protected].
    Source: J. Microbiol. Biol. Educ. March 2016 vol. 17 no. 1 29-31. doi:10.1128/jmbe.v17i1.1043
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    Abstract:

    Exposing K–12 students to cutting edge science that impacts their daily lives can bring classroom lessons to life. Citizen-science projects are an excellent way to bring high-level science to the classroom and help satisfy one of the cornerstone concepts of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), “engaging in practices that scientists and engineers actually use.” This can be a daunting task for teachers who may lack the background or resources to integrate these projects into the classroom. This is where scientific societies such as the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) can play a critical role. ASM encourages its members to engage with the K–12 community by providing networking opportunities and resources for ASM members and K–12 teachers to work together to bring microbiology into the classroom. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education

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5. National Research Council 2012 A framework for K–12 science education: practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas The National Academies Press Washington, DC
6. NGSS Lead States 2013 Next generation science standards: for states, by states The National Academies Press Washington, DC
7. STEM Education Coalition 2014 2014 annual report STEM Education Coalition Washington, DC
8. US Chamber of Commerce Foundation nd STEM education talking points [Online.] www.uschamberfoundation.org/content/stem-education-talking-points

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Abstract:

Exposing K–12 students to cutting edge science that impacts their daily lives can bring classroom lessons to life. Citizen-science projects are an excellent way to bring high-level science to the classroom and help satisfy one of the cornerstone concepts of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), “engaging in practices that scientists and engineers actually use.” This can be a daunting task for teachers who may lack the background or resources to integrate these projects into the classroom. This is where scientific societies such as the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) can play a critical role. ASM encourages its members to engage with the K–12 community by providing networking opportunities and resources for ASM members and K–12 teachers to work together to bring microbiology into the classroom. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education

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