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Educator's Guide to the Exhibition

An Educator’s Guide for the “Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code” exhibition has been developed by the National Museum of Natural History to provide teachers with tools to plan a successful field trip to the exhibition, or lesson plans about the exhibition (if a visit is not possible).  

The guide offers information, strategies, and activities for teachers to use with middle school and high school students who have a range of knowledge about genomics – from the basics to a more advanced understanding of the subject. 

Like the supporting Unlocking Life's Code website, the Educator’s Guide includes activities to prepare students for a visit to the exhibit, to use during the exhibit, and to follow up after returning to the classroom.

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