Fourth-graders at two Massachusetts schools recently participated in university-created program called BioEYES in which they mate zebrafish -- which have a quick gestational period -- to study and predict the genetics of their offspring. As part of the weeklong program, students studied the embryos under a microscope, and wrote and drew their observations in booklets. "I think the kids are really starting to think concretely about science, and they really want to see it in action," Williams College neuroscience professor Martha Marvin said.

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