Investigations in Cell Biology

July 1st, 1999 - June 30th, 2006 | PROJECT

The Science Museum of Minnesota will develop "Investigations in Cell Biology," an integrated program that introduces cell, microbiology, and molecular biology to museum audiences through open-access, wet-lab, micro-experiment benches; training and support for school teachers; classes for adults and teens; and a long-term program for local high school youth. The project includes the development, testing, and installation of four micro-experiment benches that introduce visitors to the objectives, tools, and techniques of cell biology experimentation. These benches,"Inside the Cell," "Testing for DNA," "DNA Profile," and "Microbe Control," will be part of "Cell Lab," a 1,500 square-foot open experiment area within the science museum's new core exhibition, "The Human Body," opening December 1999.

Project Website(s)

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Project Products

Cell Lab Summative Evaluation

Team Members

Laurie Kleinbaum Fink, Principal Investigator, Science Museum of Minnesota
Susan Fleming, Former Principal Investigator, Science Museum of Minnesota
J Newlin, Co-Principal Investigator, Science Museum of Minnesota


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 9815069
Funding Amount: 974943


Audience: Adults | Educators | Teachers | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Life science
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits | Museum and Science Center Programs | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks | Professional Development and Workshops | Public Programs