Students using Biology Workbench

UI Scientists Head Back to School [article in the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette]

“Students at Danville High School built their own molecules last year.

“Obviously, this is the kind of thing you can’t do with a textbook. Not surprisingly, it doesn’t yield typical textbook answers from the kids, which are more likely to be a recitation of facts from the book than a real understanding of how molecules work, says Shelley Barker, a Danville biology teacher and department chair.”

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