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Long Beach Middle School Assembly Promotes Good Behavior and a Positive Learning Environment.

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Long Beach seventh graders recently reviewed the school’s Student Handbook during a special Code of Conduct Assembly. Assemblies were held for each grade of students at the middle school.

Date Added: 9/19/2023

Long Beach Students Experience Hands-On Science Camps

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Over summer break, Long Beach Public Schools hosted two on-site science camps to keep students engaged in their love of science. In partnership with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center, Long Beach Middle School students enjoyed Fun with DNA and World of Enzymes summer science camps.

Fun with DNA was an entry-level course in DNA science designed especially for highly motivated students interested in expanding their knowledge of basic genetics and cell biology. Campers constructed cell and DNA models, used compound microscopes to view various cell types, extracted DNA from their own cells and from plants and used stereo microscopes to observe mutations in fruit flies and firefly genes.

World of Enzymes was developed as a sequel to Fun With DNA. World of Enzymes builds on basic concepts of biochemistry and molecular biology and enables students to utilize advanced techniques to manipulate DNA. Participants built molecular models, observed enzymes in action that are used for food production and healthcare, used enzymes to cut and splice DNA, analyzed DNA fragments, and made a personal DNA fingerprint.

Both camps concluded with a Visitors’ Day that showcased activities that guests could participate in so they could experience the types of labs that the students did throughout week.

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Date Added: 9/8/2023