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Calmast to Showcase Evolution Game at the Irish Science Teachers’ Conference 2011

Calmast directors will showcase their award- winning evolution game when they attend the Irish Science Teachers’ Association’s(ISTA) annual conference.  This year the conference will be held from the 8th to the 10th of April at the Tipperary Institute, Thurles.

Calmast have organised a workshop highlighting the features of the game and offering ways to introduce the concepts of genetics, DNA damage and mutation and evolution to pupils.

Set on an alien planet, the Evolution Game shows ‘evolution in action’ and is a excellent tool to help students’ understanding of genetics. Each player or team sees their character change through DNA mutations and evolve to have different appearances and characteristics.

 The Evolution Game was developed in partnership with Dr Cas Kramer, GENIE, Genetics Outreach Centre, University of Leicester; Dr Ruth Barber, Department of Genetics, University of Leicester; and Dr Karen Moss, CELS, Centre for Effective Learning in Science, Nottingham Trent University

More details about the Evolution Game