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Welcome to Metroplex Mini-CAST 2020! We can’t wait to see you at the Pat May Center on Saturday! Address: Building E 6017, 1849 Central Dr, Bedford, TX 76022

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Saturday, February 8 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
(139) Fishy Science with Zebrafish- a fun way to bring alive science concepts and build students’ science process skills.

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Come explore how you can use low-budget pet store supplies and zebrafish (Danio rerio) to spark your students’ curiosity and drive cutting-edge, real-world inquiries in your classroom. The zebrafish are freshwater fish that are at the forefront of biomedical research and are easily maintained in a classroom aquarium. In this hands-on interactive session, participants will explore the value of zebrafish to teach multiple topics including organisms’ interactions with their environment, cell structure and processes; growth, development, reproduction of organisms, ecology and genetics. Discover how real-life experiences with zebrafish inspire students to ask meaningful questions, design experiments, work a microscope to make observations, and analyze data. Discussions about the scalability of zebrafish inquiries to meet the learning needs of diverse students at multiple grade levels including Pre-AP, AP Biology, Aquatic science and Environmental science will be conducted. Classroom ready resources including vendor information for these organisms, care and feeding requirements, links to free teaching resources/interactives, and alignments to TEKS across grade levels will be provided.

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avatar for Vinita Hajeri

Vinita Hajeri

Senior Lecturer, University Of Texas at Dallas
Biomedical scientist and Secondary Science Teacher Educator


Saturday February 8, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
C 204 ( Tech Center )

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