Mexican people deal with media information about genes, cloning, stem cells, etc. But how accurate is the information they get? And how can people integrate this information to their everyday knowledge?

I analyzed the previous conceptual framework that young students (16-20 years old) have about genomics in order to promote significant relationships between a museum exhibition and the previous knowledge that they have about this topic.

The methodology involved a meeting with students at school. They were submitted to a survey to find out their conceptual frameworks concerning genomics. Data will serve as a guide for developing a science exhibition.

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Talking with young people about genomics
New strategies for developing a science exhibition

Beyer Maria Emilia   Dirección General de Divulgación de la Ciencia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Mexican people deal with media information about genes, cloning, stem cells, etc. But how accurate is the information they get? And how can people integrate this information to their everyday knowledge?

I analyzed the previous conceptual framework that young students (16-20 years old) have about genomics in order to promote significant relationships between a museum exhibition and the previous knowledge that they have about this topic.

The methodology involved a meeting with students at school. They were submitted to a survey to find out their conceptual frameworks concerning genomics. Data will serve as a guide for developing a science exhibition.

A copy of the full paper has not yet been submitted.

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