June 27, 2018

Lindblom Math & Science Academy

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Facilitator: Mary Clark (Whitney M. Young Magnet High School)

This workshop is an opportunity for teachers to try out new twists on traditional AP Biology labs as a way to introduce and reinforce the Big Ideas of the course. Participants will learn how to incorporate 21st-century lab skills & practices including pipetting, DNA gel electrophoresis, and PCR (polymerase chain reaction) into their course in a meaningful way. With a focus on understanding the science behind the techniques, teachers are trained to troubleshoot and modify labs on the fly, and to feel confident in their general lab skills.

Activities include:

  • Pipetting Practice
  • Candy Dye Gel Electrophoresis
  • Cancer Gene Detection
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Restriction Digestion and Analysis of Lambda DNA
  • pGLO Transformation
  • Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration with Algae Beads
  • C. elegans Behavior and Chemotaxis 

Participants earn access to free lab materials and loaner equipment through the  Baxter Box program.

Participants earn 6 CPDUs. 

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