|A DNA sequence after successful|
|Here, I am practicing the proper|
technique to weight out a substance
on a digital balance.
|The strawberry DNA slowly|
rises to the top off the
Today's session was packed with agriculture science experiments that creatively wove elements of Chemistry & Biology into many aspects of the tasks. Cells, DNA, and dichotomous keys were the hot topics of the day as the lead teachers did an excellent job of putting new twists on routine Ag. Science lessons. Utilizing models, new software programs, and some strawberries, participants excitedly participated in this series of experiments. The energy in the room was contagious and many teachers walked away with many new ideas from collaborating with their lab partners on how they can tweak lessons and improve their other non-CASE courses with the information learned today.
|Alex Barzydlo working hard to gather|
DNA extracted from a strawberry.
With another exciting day of learning slated for tomorrow, I continue to preview for tomorrow's experiments that focus on Environmental Science.
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Thanks to K. Weinberger for photographs used in this blog entry!