Bio-Coding Club Curriculum
This curriculum, designed for grades 6-8, gives educators and students the tools needed to run successful student-driven coding projects related to biology. Each module consists of lessons that pair hands-on biology activities and challenges using the coding language Scratch. Learn more and download the modules at broad.io/biocodingcurriculum.
Disease Detectives - Introduction to Sequence Analysis
In this lesson, students will analyze Ebola sequences that were obtained from patients in Sierra Leone during the 2014 outbreak in West Africa. Students are challenged to place sequences into groups based on similarities and create a story for transmission of the virus. They will then compare their results to those of scientists at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, who followed a similar procedure in the beginning of the outbreak.