Science 360 - The Biotechnology Series

Biotech Home | Designer Foods | Genetic Engineering
Stem Cells Demystified | Biotech Careers

Science 360: Genetic Engineering

Since the early 1970s genetic engineering has become more and more a part of our lives. One of the earliest and most useful applications of this technology was genetically modified bacteria that could produce life-saving insulin for people with diabetes.

Educator Resource Kit

With animations, hands-on activities, and a live facilitator, audience members will learn about the techniques used to make these life-saving bugs possible, along with other ways that we encounter genetic engineering each day. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Science 360: Genetic Engineering is also available for school groups. This program correlates with the NC science content standards for grades 6-8 and high school biology. Please call (919) 962-1236 to schedule a group visit.

Below, Morehead educator Michael Washington presents Science 360: Genetic Engineering on video. For a fully interactive experience, see this show live at MPSC! Click here for the public show schedule.

You must have Flash installed to view this element.

Funding for this program is provided by an Educational Enhancement Grant from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.


Seasonal schedules

MPSC offers seasonal schedules of Science 360 shows to the public. Follow this link to see the current schedule of public shows at MPSC.

Please note that seasonal schedules change four times each year (spring, summer, fall and holiday), and some shows are not offered during every schedule.

School shows

In addition to its public shows, MPSC offers shows during the week especially for school classes and other field trip groups. These school shows do not appear on the seasonal schedule but do appear on MPSC's daily calendar.

If seats are available, the public may purchase tickets to school shows.

However, school groups with reserved seating have first priority on any remaining seats (for example, if extra chaperons attend), so MPSC cannot guarantee that public seats will be available for school shows.