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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 • 8:30am - 9:30am
(165) Science Investigations with the Nearly Immortal Planaria

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Join us in this fun and interactive workshop to explore how the flatworm "Planaria" commonly found in our Texas lakes can be used to excite your students and immerse them in hands-on, inquiry-based investigations. These wiggly flatworms are not only safe to handle, but are cute to look at and can be easily maintained in a classroom. Furthermore, the Planaria are greatly used in scientific research, giving a real purpose for your learners to explore them. Discover through hands-on activities the value to use the wiggly Planarian to bring alive topics such as organism’s interactions with their environment, sexual and asexual reproduction, cell division; stems cells and regeneration. 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 8:30am - 9:30am
C 204 ( Tech Center )

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