Zebrafish are not :
In the beginning . . .  Dr. Steve Farber Dr. Jamie Shuda The basic principles of the life sciences need to be integrated e...
Science Outreach Mission To foster an enthusiasm for science education, promote interest for future participation in a bio...
Project BioEYES Goals <ul><ul><li>Instill in children a love for science, which may lead to productive careers.  </li></ul...
Making an impact   CLASSES  at a time Reaching Philadelphia Students 2006-2007 402 elementary students 882  middle school ...
Making an impact    one school at a time <ul><li>Philadelphia School District  </li></ul><ul><li>2006-2007 </li></ul><ul><...
Also found existing in : University Laboratories
and an excellent model for Research… Stem Cell Research at Harvard Organ regeneration at Duke  Lipid metabolism at Jeffers...
Meet the Zebrafish male and female  wildtype  female  albino
Why use Zebrafish? <ul><li>1. The fish are optically  clear, </li></ul><ul><li>2. Similar to humans, </li></ul><ul><li>3. ...
Classroom Experiments <ul><li>Bring zebrafish, microscopes, and scientific inquiry into classrooms through Project BioEYES...
Project BioEYES in   Elementary  Classes Importance of Genetic Research Experimental Process Our Mission:  To familiarize ...
Experiment   Outline <ul><li>Prior to TJU   Arrival – Complete Pre Test </li></ul><ul><li>Day 1  - Habitats, zfish set-up ...
What are the  students learning? <ul><li>Pre Test </li></ul><ul><li>Question   % Correct </li></ul><ul><li>1 56.89 </li></...
The  7 th  grade zebrafish experiment  aims to deepen a student’s understanding of the nature of life, provide a model for...
 
 
Project BioEYES in   the High School  Classroom <ul><li>Our Mission :  To familiarize students in the areas of : </li></ul...
Experiment   Outline Prior to TJU   Arrival –  Complete Pre Test Day 1  -  Launch Investigation of  model organism, lesson...
Assessment Using McNemar’s test,  ***p>0.01, ***p>0.001 Theme PRE POST Significance Reproduction 73.06 82.48 ** Inheritanc...
EXTENDING THE EXPERIENCE Pictures courtesy of Solis-Cohen Elementary, Philadelphia
PSSA  Multiple Choice #1 <ul><li>Male and female zebrafish have different body shapes. The female has a bigger belly.  Whi...
PSSA Multiple Choice #4 Use a table to answer a question. Which day had the lowest number of fish hatch? A.  Tuesday C.  F...
<ul><li>A temperature of 50 ºF is the most effective for hatching zebrafish embryos by day three. </li></ul><ul><li>A temp...
Project BioEYES  Summer Institute <ul><li>June 23-27th </li></ul><ul><li>$500 stipend  </li></ul>
And especially, the teachers who take  science education to the next level……. Special thanks to Thomas Jefferson Universit...
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  • BioEyes

    1. 1. Zebrafish are not :
    2. 2. In the beginning . . . Dr. Steve Farber Dr. Jamie Shuda The basic principles of the life sciences need to be integrated early in the K-12 curriculum (Sylwester, 2001).
    3. 3. Science Outreach Mission To foster an enthusiasm for science education, promote interest for future participation in a biology-related field, and allow all students the opportunity to learn life science through a hands-on, student-centered approach to instruction.
    4. 4. Project BioEYES Goals <ul><ul><li>Instill in children a love for science, which may lead to productive careers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Improve the quality of science education within the classroom. </li></ul></ul>- Promote innovative instructional strategies using live laboratory demonstrations. - Foster knowledge and experience of science education to all students and teachers .
    5. 5. Making an impact CLASSES at a time Reaching Philadelphia Students 2006-2007 402 elementary students 882 middle school students 991 high school students 42 special education students 2,236 Philadelphia students and over 10,000 students since 2002
    6. 6. Making an impact one school at a time <ul><li>Philadelphia School District </li></ul><ul><li>2006-2007 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New Teachers 26 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Veteran Teachers 15 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Self Teach Teachers 3 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>Over 150 teachers have been reached
    7. 7. Also found existing in : University Laboratories
    8. 8. and an excellent model for Research… Stem Cell Research at Harvard Organ regeneration at Duke Lipid metabolism at Jefferson Liver development, regeneration, and disease at Mount Sinai
    9. 9. Meet the Zebrafish male and female wildtype female albino
    10. 10. Why use Zebrafish? <ul><li>1. The fish are optically clear, </li></ul><ul><li>2. Similar to humans, </li></ul><ul><li>3. Adult females can lay many eggs every 2 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>4. Short life cycle, </li></ul><ul><li>5. Cost effective </li></ul>
    11. 11. Classroom Experiments <ul><li>Bring zebrafish, microscopes, and scientific inquiry into classrooms through Project BioEYES </li></ul><ul><li>Weeklong experiments with 3 days of co-teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate math, writing, and vocabulary </li></ul>
    12. 12. Project BioEYES in Elementary Classes Importance of Genetic Research Experimental Process Our Mission: To familiarize the students with the habitats of vertebrates, basic organ functions common to both humans and fish, and different types of cells by observing zebrafish growth.
    13. 13. Experiment Outline <ul><li>Prior to TJU Arrival – Complete Pre Test </li></ul><ul><li>Day 1 - Habitats, zfish set-up </li></ul><ul><li>Day 2 – Embryo development, collection </li></ul><ul><li>Day 3 - Gill vs. Lungs, observation & care </li></ul><ul><li>Day 4 – Cells & DNA, observation & care </li></ul><ul><li>Day 5 - Heart, observation & Post Test </li></ul>
    14. 14. What are the students learning? <ul><li>Pre Test </li></ul><ul><li>Question % Correct </li></ul><ul><li>1 56.89 </li></ul><ul><li>2 78.46 </li></ul><ul><li>3 86.96 </li></ul><ul><li>4 46.80 </li></ul><ul><li>5 67.12 </li></ul><ul><li>6 66.77 </li></ul><ul><li>Post Test </li></ul><ul><li> % Correct </li></ul><ul><li>86.91 </li></ul><ul><li>96.6 </li></ul><ul><li>93.85 </li></ul><ul><li>66.11 </li></ul><ul><li>76.01 </li></ul><ul><li>83.23 </li></ul>
    15. 15. The 7 th grade zebrafish experiment aims to deepen a student’s understanding of the nature of life, provide a model for inheritance, and provide connections to the relevance and need for scientific research. Day 1: Science educator and fish crosses; Day 2: Science educator and harvesting of embryos, begin microscope work; Day 3: Counting embryos, microscopy; Day 4: Counting embryos, microscopy; and Day 5: Science educator and developmental changes; heart, hatch, and general conclusions. Project BioEYES in Middle School
    16. 18. Project BioEYES in the High School Classroom <ul><li>Our Mission : To familiarize students in the areas of : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mendelian genetics; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>embryological development; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the experimental process; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the importance of genetic research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>through a hands on classroom experiment. </li></ul></ul>
    17. 19. Experiment Outline Prior to TJU Arrival – Complete Pre Test Day 1 - Launch Investigation of model organism, lesson, tank set up, observation Day 2 – Egg harvesting , data collection, observation & care Day 3 & 4 - Data collection, observation & care, supplemental activities Day 5 - Debriefing Report, observe beating heart, Punnett Squares
    18. 20. Assessment Using McNemar’s test, ***p>0.01, ***p>0.001 Theme PRE POST Significance Reproduction 73.06 82.48 ** Inheritance 41.19 73.17 *** Research 65.35 69.88 Science Instruments 60.24 78.38 *** Model Organisms 47.38 56.33 ** Development 61.01 70.22 **
    19. 21. EXTENDING THE EXPERIENCE Pictures courtesy of Solis-Cohen Elementary, Philadelphia
    20. 22. PSSA Multiple Choice #1 <ul><li>Male and female zebrafish have different body shapes. The female has a bigger belly. Which statement best explains why. </li></ul><ul><li>The female finds more food to eat. </li></ul><ul><li>The male gets more exercise by swimming faster. </li></ul><ul><li>The female carries eggs in her egg sac. </li></ul><ul><li>The male fish is younger than the female fish. </li></ul>Using pictures to answer questions. Female Zebrafish Male Zebrafish Best Answer : C
    21. 23. PSSA Multiple Choice #4 Use a table to answer a question. Which day had the lowest number of fish hatch? A. Tuesday C. Friday B. Thursday D. Wednesday Best Answer: A 20 6 Friday 14 12 Thursday 7 19 Wednesday 0 26 Tuesday Hatched Fish Eggs Day
    22. 24. <ul><li>A temperature of 50 ºF is the most effective for hatching zebrafish embryos by day three. </li></ul><ul><li>A temperature of 65 ºF is more effective than 50 ºF and less effective than 90 ºF for hatching zebrafish embryos by day three. </li></ul><ul><li>Different temperatures have no effect on zebrafish development. </li></ul>PSSA Multiple Choice #8 98 90 ºF 62 65 ºF 45 50 ºF Number of Embryos Hatched Temperature
    23. 25. Project BioEYES Summer Institute <ul><li>June 23-27th </li></ul><ul><li>$500 stipend </li></ul>
    24. 26. And especially, the teachers who take science education to the next level……. Special thanks to Thomas Jefferson University, Carnegie Institute of Washington, University of Notre Dame and our school district partners.

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