In the summer of 2020, the BABEC curriculum team quickly adapted to educator’s needs for virtual learning resources. We adapted our most popular lab activities into 100% virtual options – with flexible lesson plans for teachers, and custom-made videos to simulate the BABEC lab experience for students.
In an exciting pilot project designed to provide community college biotech students with hands-on experience in diagnostic testing, BABEC developed a simulation to test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Our Mock COVID-19 ELISA and Rapid Test Kit provides hands-on practice for students to engage in at-home learning of two techniques widely used in diagnostics and testing.
To support teachers with much needed remote learning resources, BABEC delivered a comprehensive workshop series that reached 94 high school science teachers across the Bay Area. The series was intended to support high school biology and biotech teachers with online substitutes for hands-on labs during distance learning.