Posts Tagged ‘biotechnology explorer’

An Ode to E. Coli

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 03-26-2014

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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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.

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C. Elegans: The Elegant Teaching Tool

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 05-29-2013

Teaching biology? Don’t forget about one of the most studied model organisms in biology, C. elegans.
And if you are planning on exploring C. elegans in the classroom, the C. elegans Behavior Kit allows students to work with and learn about C. elegans.

With this kit, students are able to:

  • Get hands-on experience with a model eukaryotic organism
  • Observe and study the life cycle of C. elegans
  • Utilize their microscope skills
  • Learn how to subculture
  • Learn about genetics and its effect on behavior
  • Discover the connection between learning, the daf-18 gene, and the AIY and ASE neurons

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High School Students Saving the California Redwoods

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 05-14-2013

Ray Cinti
Convent of the Sacred
Heart High School

A conversation about South American frogs started Ray Cinti on the road to a new way of teaching high school biology. Cinti had always taken his students from Convent of the Sacred Heart High School in San Francisco to Muir Woods National Monument, north of the city, where they learned the basics of redwood ecology. However, he had recently been wondering if his students might conduct more meaningful research in this preserve. Then he happened to speak to a researcher at the University of San Francisco, and a light bulb lit up for him.

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