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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

Saturday, February 8 • 8:30am - 9:30am
(140) From Cabbages to Pocket Mice: The Power of Selection

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In this discussion-rich, TEKS-focused, workshop see how powerful small genetic changes can be! Join UT Dallas scientists/science educators as we explore the power of both artificial and natural selection to change species. Explore how small genetic changes in a single species have produced a wide variety of different edible plants. Connect the easy-to-rear cabbage white butterfly to identification of closely-related garden food plants. Extend learning with free online resources from sources including HHMI’s Biointeractive. See how changing a handful of genes turned an unassuming wild grain in Mexico into corn. Watch natural selection in action, selecting different genes producing the same visible trait. Question experts and discuss with peers on how to bring examples of selection into your own classroom.

Speakers
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Stephanie Taylor

University of Texas at Dallas
UT Dallas Master of Arts in Teaching
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Mary Urquhart

Associate Professor and Department Head, The University of Texas at Dallas
Dr. Mary Urquhart is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Science and Mathematics Education in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics of the University of Texas of Dallas, and an Affiliate Associate Professor of Physics. She holds degrees in Physics and Geophysics... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 8:30am - 9:30am
C 208 ( Tech Center )

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