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Building with Biology Digital Kit

The Building with Biology kit is designed to help museum and scientist partners engage public audiences in conversations and hands-on activities about the field of synthetic biology and the ways this emerging technology is interconnected with society.

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Building with Biology - Synthetic Biology
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Building with Biology kit

Nano and Society Training Materials

Staff training materials for Nano & Society workshop. The workshop focused on preparing museum educators to engage the public in conversations about the relationship between nanotechnology and society. Workshop participants learned new hands-on activities, full-length programs, and ideas for facilitating...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Public Forums Manual

Public forums offer participants the opportunity to engage in thoughtful conversations about important issues regarding the potential societal and ethical implications of topics in current science, technology, and engineering. They provide a way for people with diverse views and backgrounds...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
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Building with Biology kit
NanoDays kit

Same Sides and Let's Talk About It videos

This 50-minute program includes an introduction to the nanoscale science, conversation time for the participants and 2 ten-minute plays that stimulate conversation about the impact the field of nanoscale science may have on our lives. It also gets the audience...

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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Editing Our Evolution: Rewriting the Human Genome forum

As gene editing techniques become more refined, the possibility of editing the human genome is moving from science fiction to reality. In this forum, participants have a chance to discuss the future of human genome editing and important concerns for...

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Building with Biology - Synthetic Biology
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Building with Biology kit

Buy It, Or Better Not?

"Buy It, Or Better Not?" explores the many products where we find titanium dioxide (TiO2) in our everyday lives, from chewing gum to sunblock to house paint. In this conversational activity, participants consider the costs, risks, and benefits of nanoparticles in...

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Linked Products
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NanoDays kit

Frankenstein200 Digital Kit

These files contain the complete Frankenstein200 digital kit. This includes all planning and promotional materials; the hands-on activity guides, facilitator guides, and associated graphics and information sheets; facilitator orientation materials and training videos; and pre-made marketing materials, as well as...

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Frankenstein200
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Frankenstein kit

Frankenstein200 L.I.F.E. Adventure Guide 

This "L.I.F.E. Adventure Guide" will guide participants to each of your events three categories of activities (or "L.I.F.E. Divisions"): the Bioengineering Division, the Robotics Division, and the Responsible Innovation Division.

For those familiar with other NISE projects, the Adventure Guide...

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Frankenstein200
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Frankenstein kit

Frankenstein200 Planning and Promotional Materials

Welcome to the Frankenstein200 project!

The downloadable welcome letter covers the basics of the Frankenstein200 project and kit, as well as the evaluation and reporting requirements for institutions that received a physical kit. The letter also includes a full list of...

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Frankenstein200
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Frankenstein kit

Frankenstein200 Overview Slides, Notes, and Outline Printout

This product is an overview presentation of the Frankenstein200 project. It covers the project background, a brief history of Mary Shelley and her novel Frankenstein, the Frankenstein200 event, the toolkit and each of the included hands-on activities, as well...

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Frankenstein200
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Frankenstein kit

Frankenstein200 Promo Photos

These sample photos can be used in the promotional or press materials for your Frankenstein200 events!

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Frankenstein200
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Frankenstein kit

Frankenstein200 Style Guide, Palettes, Fonts, and Logos

Start with the comprehensive style guide! This guide demonstrates how you can use the downloadable fonts, logos, and palettes to create your own event and promotional materials.

Fonts, logos, and palettes are available for both Frankenstein200 and Frankenstein200 L.I.F.E.

Also included are...

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Frankenstein200
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Frankenstein kit

Frankenstein200 Activity Training Videos

These videos cover each of the Frankenstein200 hands-on activities. They will walk facilitators through the steps for setting up and running each activity, as well as the activities' backgrounds and learning objectives. Activity booklets and facilitator guides can be found on...

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Frankenstein200
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Frankenstein kit

Spark of Life

In this activity, learners will create a battery from two kinds of metal and their own body! This activity is designed to prompt conversation and reflection about responsible innovation, inspired by themes raised in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein.

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Frankenstein200
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Frankenstein kit

Scribble Bot

In this activity, learners make a toy bot with a surprising ability: it scribbles on a sheet of paper. The activity is designed to prompt conversation and reflection about responsible innovation, inspired by themes raised in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein.

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Frankenstein200
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Frankenstein kit

Monster Mask

In this activity, learners make a mask with a special feature: an LED bulb that lights up. The activity is designed to prompt conversation and reflection about responsible innovation, inspired by themes raised in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein.

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Frankenstein200
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Frankenstein kit

Frankentoy

In this activity, learners make a “creature” by mixing and matching different parts of toys. The activity is designed to prompt conversation and reflection about responsible innovation, inspired by themes raised in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein.

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Frankenstein200
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Frankenstein kit

Dough Creature

In this activity, learners make a creature out of conductive dough and use it to create an electrical circuit. The activity is designed to prompt conversation and reflection about responsible innovation, inspired by themes raised in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein.

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Frankenstein200
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Frankenstein kit

Battery Stack

In this activity, learners make a voltaic pile, the first kind of battery. The activity is designed to prompt conversation and reflection about responsible innovation, inspired by themes raised in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein.

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Frankenstein200
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Frankenstein kit

Automata

In this activity, learners make an automaton, a moving mechanical device that imitates the movement of a human, animal, or other living thing. The activity is designed to prompt conversation and reflection about responsible innovation, inspired by themes raised in...

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Frankenstein200
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Frankenstein kit

Building with Biology Online Workshops

To help support Summer 2016 Building with Biology event host sites, the project provided professional development opportunities for host site staff, volunteers, and scientists. Online workshops provided an overview on public forums, the contents in the Building with Biology physical kit...

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Building with Biology - Synthetic Biology

SustainABLE Digital Kit

The SustainABLE online kit contains digital copies of everything you you'll need to host your own Sustainability in Science Museums event. Kit contents include planning, marketing and orientation materials, printable banners and poster, and background materials, activity guides and facilitator...

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Sustainability in Science Museums
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SustainABLE kit

Should We Edit the Genome? forum

New tools—like "CRISPR"—are making it possible to edit DNA with great precision. Soon, we will be able to accurately alter targeted sections of the genome of other animals and plants, as well as our own DNA. But should we? In...

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Building with Biology - Synthetic Biology
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Building with Biology kit

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