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Teacher Resources

Edwards-Yeckel SciChats@Salk

Edwards-Yeckel SciChats@Salk is a free virtual interactive experience that pairs students in a classroom (or an alternative learning setting) with a volunteer scientist for an interactive conversation about what it’s like to be a scientist. SciChats@Salk gives students a clearer picture of how science progresses, encourages them to imagine a future for themselves as scientists, and illustrates the contributions that science makes to our society.

Educators interested in setting up an Edwards-Yeckel SciChat for their students click HERE or email for more information.

Salk Podcast – Where Cures Begin

Where Cures Begin is Salk’s podcast that highlights cutting-edge science and the researchers making it all possible. On the podcast, host Brittany Fair interviews Salk’s internationally renowned and award-winning scientists to explore the very foundations of life, and learn about new understandings in neuroscience, genetics, immunology, plant biology and more. Where Cures Begin is a production of the Salk Office of Communications, and can be heard on Apple and Google podcasts, Stitcher, or click and listen on the episode webpages.

Video Resources

Ellen Potter Research Connections for Teachers Symposium

  • October 2020: Visualizing Science
  • October 2019: Modeling and Scientific Inquiry in the Lab
    • Kathleen DelGiorno: Describes the developing story of how questioning techniques led to her current research
    • Ken Diffenderfer: Discusses how Stem Cell models have developed and changed as new discoveries are made
    • Ron Evans: Understanding disease risks in cancer leads to new therapies
  • October 2018: Harnessing Plants for the Classroom

For more videos check out the Salk Education YouTube Channel and Salk Institute YouTube Channel.

Wheat Planting Instructions

Thank you for stopping by the Salk Institute’s booth to learn about our amazing Harnessing Plants Initiative and to plant your own seeds to conduct a growing experiment at home. Please follow the provided instructions to give your plant the best chance at taking root, sprouting, and capturing carbon via its powerful photosynthesis process.

Download the instructions »

Salk Activity Kits

Education Outreach offers free training and equipment for teachers to perform biotechnology activities in their own classrooms on their own schedule. Click here for more information about each kit. Email for upcoming required training workshops.

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