LAB Experience Curricula for Students
PCR, Advised for high school students
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is a powerful and versatile technology used in laboratory research, genetic analysis, and forensics. Students will have the opportunity to extract, PCR, and visualize a fragment of their mitochondrial DNA. Through this process, students will discuss ethical considerations in collecting human genetic information for general purposes, and in the context of a theoretical case study.
GFP, Advised for intermediate/advanced high school students
Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP), is a protein initially isolated from the jellyfish, Aequorea victoria, that fluoresces bright green when exposed to UV light. It has become a powerful research tool for visualizing proteins, organelles, cellular organization, and even whole organisms for a variety of purposes. Students will have the opportunity to perform protein purification, visualized by tracking the GFP, and to discuss related chemical applications used in laboratory settings.
AL-G, Advised for middle school students
At first glance, the green pond outside may appear to look like a wet mess, however there are many interesting living organisms in the mix. Microscopic organisms are all around us. In this LAB experience, students will get to explore algae and other microbes under a range of microscopes and conditions. Students will also use algae as a model for studying photosynthesis through the design and implementation of their own photosynthesis experiment.
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