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20 in 20 MCAS

Grade 6 - 8, Grade 9 - 12

Teacher Program:
On Site
Provided by: Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation

Tired of rote review of MCAS topics? Come try quick, fun, hands-on activities for reviewing MCAS topics such as photosynthesis, cellular respiration, enzymes, proteins, diffusion, and osmosis. Each activity is designed to reinforce critical MCAS topics in about 20 minutes. Read on... »

2019 BioTeach Summer Institute

Grade 9 - 12

Teacher Program:
On Site
Provided by: Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation

Looking to improve your biotechnology techniques this summer? Join us for our FREE 5-day BioTeach Summer Institute! The workshop will be held Monday - Friday, July 8th - 12th, 2019 at UMass Amherst. During this exciting week, teachers will focus on an advanced cloning project… Read on... »

DNA Electrophoresis and PCR: Beyond the Basics

Grade 9 - 12

Teacher Program:
On Site
Provided by: Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation

Looking to take your biotech curricula to the next level? Participants will manipulate sequences using SnapGene Viewer (a free online program), practice PCR primer design, and learn about different DNA and cloning methods. In addition, you will explore the BLAST Sequence… Read on... »

Exploring Personal Genetics with PCR

Grade 9 - 12

Teacher Program:
On Site
Provided by: Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation

Participants will isolate their own DNA and use PCR to amplify the gene responsible for the ability to taste phenylthiocarbamide (PTC). They will then determine their genotype through restriction enzyme analysis and electrophoresis. Participants will also explore personal… Read on... »

Exploring Photosynthesis and Respiration

Grade 6 - 8, Grade 9 - 12

Teacher Program:
On Site
Provided by: Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation

Do you need more engaging labs to investigate photosynthesis, respiration, and enzymes? Learn how to create algae and yeast balls by encapsulating algae or yeast in sodium alginate. Then use the model system you’ve created to study photosynthesis, respiration, and… Read on... »

Modeling Molecular Biology

Grade 9 - 12

Teacher Program:
On Site
Provided by: Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation

Learn how to use the MIT Edgerton Center DNA/RNA and Protein Sets to teach cellular processes that are difficult to understand, such as replication, transcription, and translation. Specifically made to be manipulated the models help students kinesthetically learn about DNA, RNA… Read on... »

Wolbachia

Grade 9 - 12

Teacher Program:
On Site
Provided by: Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation

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… Read on... »