Biology 101 is a modular bioscience education program for students in grades 6-12. This unique collection of courses covers the same topics as a traditional school biology program, but taught hands-on by professional scientists using an exciting real-world curriculum.
Starting with the fundamental principles of life, Biology 101 builds gradually from basic to advanced topics through a pipeline of independent modules. Students can select from a catalogue of courses to meet to their unique needs and interests, following completion of the requisite units.
Each module is comprised of five, two-hour classes, taught using real-life research models in a state-of-the-art biotech research facility. Participants learn core concepts and essential lab skills during engaging lessons that involve lecture-discussions, multi-media presentations, hands-on classes and independent experimentation.
Biology 101 is designed to support a range of levels from first-time bioscience learners to advanced placement students. Our novel real-world approach offers specialized training that can’t be gained in school, to prepare students for higher education and future research internships.
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Biological Molecules and Laboratory Techniques focuses on the structure and function of the key molecules that make make up living cells and the assays that are used to detect them. Participants learn foundational laboratory techniques, essential for all bioscience education programs.
Class 1: Biomolecules and bioassays
Class 2: Carbohydrates
Class 3: Lipids
Class 4: DNA
Class 5: Proteins
Skills learned: Laboratory safety, units of measure, pipetting, basic reagent preparation, bioassays, biochemical testing, scientific research method, experimental planning, data analysis, DNA purification, agarose gel electrophoresis.
Biological molecules and laboratory techniques is a requisite module.
Middle School: 2022 Dates: January 20th – February 24th. Time: Thursday evenings from 4pm – 6pm
High School: TBD
Cells and Cellular Structure focuses on the functional components of cells and the essential technique of viewing cells and subcellular structures by microscopy.
Class 1: Intro to Cells and Microscopy
Class 2: Membrane and Cytoskeleton
Class 3: Mitochondria
Class 4: Nucleus and ER/Golgi
Class 5: Cellular Vesicles
Skills learned: Laboratory safety, units of measure, pipetting, basic reagent preparation, bioassays, scientific research method, experimental planning, data analysis, immunocytochemistry.
Cells and cellular structure is a requisite module.
Middle School: 2022 Dates: TBD
High School: 2022 Dates: TBD