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Media Advisory

For immediate use

April 2, 2007

Join North Brunswick High School students for hands-on science activities
 
CHAPEL HILL – Media representatives are invited to attend science activities presented by UNC-Chapel Hill’s Destiny traveling science learning program at North Brunswick High School in Leland this week.

Tuesday (April 3)
11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
1:20 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.
North Brunswick High School
114 Scorpion Drive, Leland
Room 411
Tenth and 11th grade students from two of Dawn Norton’s physical science classes will perform a lab exercise called “The Crucial Concentration.” Students will assume the role of laboratory investigators for a court case to determine the amount of protein found in three sports drinks. Using the general concept of the Lowry Assay and microanalysis skills, students will learn how to use a spectrophotometer, measure absorbencies, collect quantitative data, and produce a standard curve to find the protein content in each sample.

The Destiny traveling science learning program is Morehead Planetarium and Science Center’s formal science education initiative serving pre-college teachers and students across North Carolina. Destiny develops and delivers a standards-based, hands-on curriculum and teacher professional development with a team of educators and a fleet of vehicles that travel throughout the state. The module described above is among 13 offered as part of Destiny’s curriculum. “The Crucial Concentation” is developed from a Boston University School of Medicine CityLab module. All of Destiny’s modules are aligned with the N.C. Standard Course of Study.

For more information, go to http://www.destiny.unc.edu

Note: Reporters will need to check in at the school office to access the classroom.

Destiny contact: Claire Bury, (919) 843-5915 or bury@unc.edu

News Services contact: Becky Oskin, (919) 962-8596 or becky_oskin@unc.edu