We describe a workshop entitled "Una Mirada a la Molécula de la Vida" (A Sight of the Life Molecule) in which different aspects related to human heritage are put forward trough touch sense using pedagogical materials developed by the "Cascabel" divulgation group of the Facultad de Ciencias of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. The main objective of the workshop is to sensitize society about the blindness and to make available to the blind people scientific information through the proposed activities. The participants in the workshop are shortsightedness and general people. In the activity, each participant gets a box containing 20 pairs of chromosome models and three single ones. All the 20 pairs are different so by touching them the can be differentiated. The eyes of the normal seeing participants are covered with a mask so they can to know the situation of the blond people; at the same time we said about the history and some important aspects about the human heritage.

 

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A sight of the life molecule

Bañuelos Cedano Marcela Angola   Facultad de Ciencias of the Universidad Nacional Atónoma de México

González Guerrero, Laura Isabel   Facultad de Ciencias of the Universidad Nacional Atónoma de México

Hinojosa Nava Roberto   Facultad de Ciencias of the Universidad Nacional Atónoma de México

We describe a workshop entitled "Una Mirada a la Molécula de la Vida" (A Sight of the Life Molecule) in which different aspects related to human heritage are put forward trough touch sense using pedagogical materials developed by the "Cascabel" divulgation group of the Facultad de Ciencias of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. The main objective of the workshop is to sensitize society about the blindness and to make available to the blind people scientific information through the proposed activities. The participants in the workshop are shortsightedness and general people. In the activity, each participant gets a box containing 20 pairs of chromosome models and three single ones. All the 20 pairs are different so by touching them the can be differentiated. The eyes of the normal seeing participants are covered with a mask so they can to know the situation of the blond people; at the same time we said about the history and some important aspects about the human heritage.

 

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