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Building with Biology Kit - Contents List

Engaging activities and professional development resources to create conversations about the emerging field of synthetic biology and societal implications.

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Training Videos 


Kit contents

Planning and promotional materials

 Orientation and training materials

Educational materials 

Digital copies of all hands-on activity guides, worksheets, and graphic materials


Hands-on Activities

Reference Packet Sheets

This reference packet is a collection of colorful, printable reference sheets on the basics of synthetic biology and related fields of study. Using illustrations and simple language, the sheets describe the essentials of genes and DNA, traditional agricultural breeding, genetic engineering, and synthetic biology. 

  • Genetic engineering reference sheet (pdf) (English & Spanish)
  • Synthetic biology reference sheet (pdf) (English & Spanish)
  • Traditional agricultural breeding reference sheet (pdf) (English & Spanish)
  • Genes and DNA reference sheet (PDF) (English & Spanish)



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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DRL 1421179.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.