Facilitator: Mary Clark (Whitney M. Young Magnet High School)
This workshop is an opportunity for teachers of upper level high school electives like Biotech, Microbiology, Genetics, and Forensics to try out new hands-on activities selected to introduce students to real-world techniques used in modern laboratories. Participants will learn how to incorporate 21st-century lab skills including pipetting, DNA gel electrophoresis, PCR (polymerase chain reactions), and SDS-PAGE protein analysis into their curriculums 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.
Candy Dye Gel Electrophoresis
Crime Scene Investigator
Space Food Safety Lab
Teachers are trained in multiple lab activities and earn access to free lab materials and loaner equipment through the Baxter Box program.
Participants earn 6 CPDUs.