Posts Tagged ‘science education’

Three Rules to Spark Learning

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 01-07-2014

Inspired by his doctor while facing a life-threatening illness, Ramsey Musallam came up with three great rules to spark learning:

  1. curiosity comes first
  2. embrace the mess
  3. practice reflection

Watch the brief video below to learn more.

Labs for Inspiration: Making a Difference with Bio-Rad’s Science Ambassador Program

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 11-20-2013

In August of 2012, Bio-Rad launched the Science Ambassador program, a corporate responsibility initiative fostering hands-on life science education. The program links interested scientists with interested nearby teachers through a simple website, so that the scientists can visit classrooms to conduct an exciting, one-hour DNA extraction lab. Bio-Rad facilitates these connections and supplies the scientists with free Genes in a Bottle™ DNA kits for up to 36 students per class, as well as easy-to-follow lesson plans.

In under a year’s time, the program has already made significant progress. Nearly 300 scientists and 300 teachers across the U.S. and Canada have signed up. And, in the single most important measure, more than 5,500 students (plus one big city mayor) have had the program’s signature lab experience: an up-close and personal encounter with their own DNA.

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Protein Synthesis Animation

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 11-18-2013

If you are a high-school biology teacher, there are a ton of fantastic resources out there that can be used to teach the central dogma of molecular biology. Below is a great video that we found which demonstrates protein synthesis in eye-catching animation. Something students will be sure to enjoy.

Learning to do science

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 10-16-2013

Gene’s in a bottle is one of the coolest kIts produced by Bio-Rad. Check our the reaction on these kids faces.

Your profession is your passion!

Appreciating the value of what you don’t know

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 10-10-2013