Operating out of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Penn, Project BioEYES is a K-12 science education program that provides hands-on lessons in basic scientific methods, biology, and genetics using live zebrafish. The mission of BioEYES is to foster enthusiasm for science by offering students an opportunity to BECOME the scientists and explore research in their very own classroom!
BioEYES doesn't just challenge students to look at science in fresh and innovative ways; it helps K-12 teachers reimagine their approach to science education through staff-led training and collaborations with Penn researchers and educators. This cooperative, sustainable approach is what makes Project BioEYES so special.
During the weeklong BioEYES experience, students:
---Become a zebrafish scientist to learn the fundamentals of research
---Engage with university educators and volunteers to learn about science and careers
---Raise zebrafish embryos to free-swimming larvae with observable heartbeats
---Record observations and apply reading, writing, and math skills in their own science journal
---Use scientific tools, such as microscopes, Petri dishes, and pipettes
---Feel confident and empowered to present their own data to their peers, teacher, and the BioEYES team