summer sessions

June 17th to June 21st 2019

Deeper into Biotech

intro to biotech

9 am to 12 pm

Tuition: $150

Rising 5th - 7th graders

12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Tuition: $250

Rising 8th and 9th graders

Curriculum Schedule

Monday

  • Introduction to the camp

  • Practice with laboratory equipment and lab safety

Tuesday

  • Introduction ​to microbiology

  • Make agar plates for bacterial culture

  • Grow bacterial colonies

Wednesday​

  • Introduction to genetics

  • Restriction digestion of DNA samples

Thursday​

  • Lesson on gel electrophoresis

  • Gel electrophoresis of digested DNA and analysis of results

Friday

  • Introduction to and practice with research design and scientific innovation 

Curriculum Schedule

Monday

  • Introduction to the camp

  • Practice with laboratory equipment and lab safety

  • Introduction to molecular basis of inheritance

Tuesday

  • Lesson on polymerase chain reaction

  • Extract DNA template and prepare for PCR

Wednesday

  • Lesson on gel electrophoresis and population genetics

  • Gel electrophoresis of PCR products and analysis of results

Thursday

  • Lesson on the central dogma and genetic engineering

  • Bacterial transformation with GFP plasmid

Friday

  • Analysis of transformation results

  • Read research paper for complex scientific comprehension skills

  • Create group "science fair" poster about one of the labs and presentations

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