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Wolbachia

 

Region: MetroNorth
Level: Grade 9 - 12
Program type:

Description: Experience the next generation of the Wolbachia Project, which, for over 10 years, has introduced real-world scientific research into high school biology labs and lesson plans with inquiry, discovery, biotechnology, and a culture of excellence. Wolbachia is a bacterium that infects insects and is currently being tested as a biological agent to combat Dengue Fever and Zika outbreaks. Participants will complete a revised, inexpensive PCR protocol for determining if insects are infected with the bacteria and receive reagents to do the investigation with their students.

Topics: Genetics, Life Science

Aligned to content standards (if any):
High School Biology LS1 , High School Biology LS2, High School Biology LS3

Additional information (if any): https://www.massbioed.org/events/382-the-wolbachia-project-cambridge

This workshop is held from 8:00am-4:00pm. Free breakfast, lunch and coffee is provided.

Participants will receive student lab protocols, teacher instruction manuals, and curricular support resources to implement these labs in the classroom. This workshop qualifies for 10 PDPs based upon completion of the designated assessments.

Fee Information: Free!