Project staff found that for certain teachers, the logistics and ethics of keeping live animals in their classrooms to use as experimental organisms, even aquatic invertebrates, proved to be a barrier to middle school students successfully designing, implementing, and finding measurable results in their own dose-response experiments. This project supported the successful introduction of using plants for a variety of toxicology experiments in which teachers and students develop bioassays such as radish seed germination under different conditions and others.
Principal Investigators and Project Staff
- Mary Lou Guerinot, Scientific P.I., Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College
- Greg DeFrancis, Outreach Science Education P.I., Director of Education, Montshire Museum of Science
- Rachel Donegan, Educational Programming, Science Educator, Montshire Museum of Science