Whether you’re corralling the youngest future scientists or prepping high schoolers for a career in genomics, we have a variety of activities and resources for you.

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Classroom/Group Learning Kit

Strawberry DNA Extraction Kit with materials for a group of 32 students. Get students excited about genomics in or out of the classroom. Kits are appropriate for grade levels 2-12.

Watch an Extraction Tutorial Video

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Classroom/Group DIY DNA Extraction

Step-by-Step guide to extract DNA from a strawberry using materials you can gather at home. Watch a quick tutorial video and get the guide.

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Illumina Career Chats

The scientist career chats are for middle/high school classes. From scientists to engineers, help your students explore careers.

In-person San Diego or Bay Area

Virtual Chats (US based)

Exploring genomics at every age

Careers in genomics are project to grow by 10% by 2032, an average much faster than the national average of job growth.

Year Round DNA Activities

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Virtual Lab Simulation

Go inside the structure of DNA and uncover insights into our ancient human history with a virtual lab interactive & educator guide. Genomic Sequencing: Our Human Past and Present Revealed lets students investigate the ways genomic sequencing is transforming our world, from agriculture to microbiology to human health and beyond.

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I Am A Scientist Spark Kits

I Am a Scientist teamed up with Illumina to create Spark Kits featuring inspiring scientists doing cutting-edge work. These multimedia kits include stories, lesson plans, illustrations, and career supports for students interested in pursuing diverse careers in biotechnology.

Explore Illumina Spark Kits

Genomics Coloring and Activity Book
Genomics Activity & Coloring Book

Full of activities like crossword puzzles, mazes, fill-in-the-blanks and word searches, this coloring book is a great way to introduce DNA to your students.

Download printable book

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Video Series: Genomics 101 at Home

Learn about DNA, genetics and more in our at-home video series hosted by Illumina employees.

Watch video

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Illumina Cares Youtube Playlist

Follow the Illumina Cares Playlist on YouTube for great videos to share with fellow teachers and post online. Bonus points for uploading your own activity videos!

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DNA Day Printable Coloring Page

Add a splash of color to DNA Day with this printable coloring page full of DNA helixes, microscopes, beakers, and more.

Download coloring page

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Skype a Scientist

Hold a Skype meeting with a scientist! Sessions cover easy-to-understand genomics concepts, making it a perfect classroom experience for any age.

Request a scientist

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San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering STEAM Sessions

Through a virtual platform, these sessions bring diverse STEAM educational content to students, families and educators everywhere with the click of a button.

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Science Decoded Puzzle Activity

Use our science themed answer key to solve a series of icon based puzzles. Puzzles relate to either basic scientific terms or influential genomic figures.

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STEM is My Super Power Printable Coloring Page

We share 99.9% of our genes, but there is no one like you. Use your imagination to design a lab coat as unique as you are.

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DNA Decoded Activities & Lesson Plans

DNA Decoded provides ready-to-go, standards-aligned lessons and activities for high school teachers. Check out the DNA Decoded Facilitator Guide to easily customize lessons according to student interests or topics.

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OpenUp Science Magazine
Open Up Science DNA Magazine

Learn about Deoxyribonucleic Acid (aka DNA) with a series of activities and fun puzzles from the Cambridge Science Center.

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Stories of #Genomics4All in Action

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Bringing Sophisticated Lab Experiences to High School Classrooms

Jessica Bosch fosters students’ love of science through the Illumina Genomic Discoveries program

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In Full Transparency: A Year of CSR at Illumina

Our 2021 CSR Report documents a year of positive impact

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Igniting Genomic Literacy in the Classroom

Empowering students to envision themselves as future scientists, innovators, and trailblazers

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Kansas City Lights the Night with a New Research Institute

Genomic sequencing is giving families hope in the face of uncertainty at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City

Together let’s share the code of life!

Looking for free classroom activities? DNA Day is coming up next Month and our partner, illuminainc, has lots of free lesson plans, DNA kits, events, and more—a great way to inspire future scientists! 🧬⁠
Sign up here: LINK IN BIO⁠
#DNADay #Genomics4All #TheFutureIsBright
Bionerds had a great time with IlluminaInc in our DNA class last Friday! Thank you for joining us!

#socal #biology #orangecounty #biologyclass #STEMeducation #STEAMeducation #genomics4all
Spent the morning teaching middle school students in Washington DC about DNA and led a strawberry DNA extraction with them! illuminainc sent out strawberry DNA extraction kits to teachers at no cost to almost 600 educational groups, reaching over 40,000 young learners! Classrooms  only needed to be able to connect with Illumina employees virtually and students provided the strawberry. #illuminaproud #Genomics4All #dna #genomics #biotech #stemeducation
The illumina geneticists are here!  Learning about genetics. Awesome sauce. You should be here!  lmsnation #genomics4all
Miss Nicole will be doing STRAWBERRY DNA EXTRACTION for her May 5th Science Bytes video. Big thanks to usasciencefest and illuminainc for partnering to provide us with supplies that we can distribute to our young scientists. Just call either BPL location (bplct.org) starting April 26th to schedule a curbside pickup of your kit. Then watch Miss Nicole’s video starting on May 5th to get instructions for the project. One kit per child. Adult supervision recommended for the project. #science #genomics #genomics4all #internationaldnaday #scienceiscool #scienceforkids #bloomfieldct
Who is ready for tomorrow?  MEEEEEEEEE. lmsnation #genomics4all
April 30th: Come celebrate DNA Day
Bionerds has partner with Illumina to teach students and teachers all about genomics. This FREE LIVE and INTERACTIVE online class is all to celebrate DNA. Registration comes with a FREE Supply Kit.
Celebrate DNA🧬 Day this April with a genomics experiment at home!

Join us as we extract DNA from a strawberry🍓. The activity will be led virtually by two Ilumina local scientists. 🥼🙌🏽

Participating youth (grades 2nd-6th) will receive a kit with all of the supplies needed to conduct the experiment at home. After the activity we will have the opportunity to learn more about the scientists🔬 research with a demo and a conversation about their careers. 

To reserve a spot please fill out the form. Link in bio!🔝

#TheFutureisBright #Genomics4All


¡Celebre el Día del ADN 🧬este abril con un experimento genómico en casa!

Únase a nosotros mientras extraemos el ADN de una fresa🍓. La actividad estará dirigida virtualmente por dos científicos🥼🙌🏽 locales de Ilumina.

Los jóvenes participantes (grados 2º a 6º) recibirán un kit con todos los materiales necesarios para realizar el experimento en casa. Después de la actividad tendremos la oportunidad de conocer más sobre la investigación de los científicos🔬 con una demostración y una conversación sobre sus carreras.

Para reservar un lugar, favor de llenar este formulario. Link en el bio 🔝
And then here it is maginified 100x under a microscope. Can you smell the nerd?  lmsnation #genomics4all
Strawberry DNA!!! It’s working!!! lmsnation #genomics4all
Bionerds has partnered with IlluminaInc to host a FREE, LIVE, and INTERACTIVE online session. Join us on Friday, April 30 from 3:00-3:45 pm with their educators to learn about DNA! Registration to this class comes with a FREE DNA extraction supply kit for K-12th graders.

Click the link in the bio to register!

#socal #biology #orangecounty #biologyclass #STEMeducation #STEAMeducation #genomics4all
Calling all #k12teachers! Our presenting sponsor, illuminainc, is offering two FREE SkypeaScientist sessions during Festival Week! "Unlocking Careers at Illumina" & "Curious Genes." Check out this week's newsletter for registration links: https://conta.cc/2R0ibKb. #lovestemsd #genomics4all #scicomm
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