The Mutant Plants workshop is offered to 5th and 6th grade primary school groups at the CRAG facilities. The aim of the workshop is to bring students closer to the function and the usefulness of plant science and to the scientist’s methods in a fun way.
In the workshop, boys and girls will learn to recognize some characteristic aspects of plant research, such as the use of model organisms. Using mutant plants and laboratory material like binocular magnifiers, students will have to work like real scientists, watching carefully, making their own hypothesis and reaching consensus conclusions. The workshop is complemented by a visit to the CRAG facilities guided by research personnel.
The registration period for the 2019/20 school year workshops is open until the 20th of September! Check the Catalan or Spanish translations for further details about the workshop and the registration.
The Mutant Plants workshop was designed in 2017 jointly by the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) and the Centre for Research in Scientific and Mathematic Education (CRECIM), of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).
The Mutant Plants project has been funded by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT-16-10825, FCT-17-12034 and FCT-18-13792) and by the Severo Ochoa Programme of Centres of Excellence in R&D 2016-2019 (SEV‐2015‐0533), both of the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.