On October 28th BABEC introduced the new getting started series with Bioscience lab skills that have been NGSS-ed. Dr. Ying Tsu engaged teachers with anchoring questions and investigating phenomena to drive instructions.
New and veteran teachers practiced micropipetting while creating art projects. The Electrophoresis lab included food dye to teach how molecules of dye migrate at different rate through a matrix based on their molecular structure, charge, and molecular weight. Teachers also extracted food coloring from Skittles and predicted what “known” dyes make up the color of Skittles.