The University of Arizona developed the BIOTECH Project to provide technical support for Arizona teachers to conduct molecular genetics (DNA science) experiments with their students. The BIOTECH Project, currently directed by Dr. Nadja Anderson, has been successful in raising students’ and teachers’ interest in and awareness of molecular genetics by partnering with teachers to engage their students in a hands-on approach to understanding biotechnology.
Bring real science into your genetics unit!
BIOTECH reaches students through classroom visits for modeling hands-on biotechnology activities using the BIOTECH Project Mobile Laboratory.
Middle School students
High School Activities
Kiwi DNA Extraction
Agarose Gel Electrophoresis with Dyes
Huntington’s Disease Clinical Investigation and DNA Electrophoresis
Restriction Enzyme Analysis
Sickle Cell Anemia
Bacterial Transformation-General - Teaches Genotype to Phenotype Concepts
Bacterial Transformation-Regulation- Teaches Gene Regulation/Inducible Promoter
Bacterial Transformation-Regulation with PCR
Examining a Single Gene Using PCR
Muscle Protein Electrophoresis
No cost to teachers and schools