Popular BABEC Labs Redesigned for Remote Learning
February 22, 2020
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.  These new materials were intended to serve as substitutes for hands-on laboratory activities for high school biology and biotech ...
Education Spotlight: Bay Area Bioscience Education Community (BABEC)
December 8, 2020
Educational communities everywhere are incorporating software tools to better prepare students for their next step. Read on to see how BABEC and Benchling help to enable careers in biotechnology. Locally grown and responsibly sourced science education The San Francisco Bay Area is widely known as a hub of innovation in software, biotechnology, and medicine which is largely connected to its educational infrastructure. Top-tier universit ...
Mock COVID-19 Kits Provide Students With Innovative Distance Learning Experience
December 20, 2020
In an innovative example of how faculty are using COVID-19 as a learning experience, CLSI education partner, the Bay Area Bioscience Education Community (BABEC), developed two innovative simulation COVID-19 test kits, which students can perform from home: In one test, students use a lateral flow or paper strip as a mock rapid test for the COVID-19 antigen. This is the example game-changer test that can be administered quickly for ...
Fall 2020 Virtual Workshop Series Recap
February 22, 2021
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. We also wanted to provide space for teachers from across the Bay Area to connect, collaborate, and build community � ...
New At-Home Lab Kits to Teach COVID Testing Procedures
February 22, 2021
In a pilot project to provide hands-on experience with diagnostic tests, BABEC developed a simulation to test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This Mock COVID-19 ELISA and Rapid Test Kit provides hands-on practice for at-home learning of two techniques widely used in diagnostics and testing. ELISA, or enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, is a plate-based technique used to detect small molecules such as antigen, antibodies, hormones, and peptides ...

Amanda Cherry
Paradise Valley HS
Phoenix, AZ

The curriculum materials are beautifully prepared and easy to understand-thanks for preparing such great resources that are easy to use.

Byron Gougoumis
Burton HS
San Francisco, CA

All Babec labs are well organised and modelled effectively with clear, helpful procedural instructions, easily transposed to the classroom.

Gianne Souza
Lincoln HS
San Francisco, CA

The online resources are SO well done! The best I have ever had. Very little modification to make them clear and easy to follow. I have done two BABEC lessons and they are so well made that they made teaching online fun again.

Heather Johnson
Burlingame HS
Burlingame, CA

When doing the BABEC labs I consistently hear students say they feel like "real scientists."

Marianne Gudmundsson
Glenbrook South HS
Glenview, IL

Well organized and scaffolded; flexible structure and can be used partially or as a whole. This unit can be used as is...superbly written and thought out...incorporates many skills and allows student collaboration and student choice/voice.

Rocky Ng
South San Francisco HS
South San Francisco, CA

Thank you for creating these curriculum materials. I am beyond grateful for the quality lessons, on-the-point figures/videos, and easy-to-navigate biotechnology curriculum.

Thi Ngo
Capuchino HS
San Bruno, CA

The level of support really made the whole process easier and encouraged me to continue incorporating biotech into my curriculum. Thank you for the live assistance during the labs and for responding to inquiries so promptly and with such urgency.

Anonymous Teacher

Really well thought out curricula. Great to see "old" activities that have been re-imagined with lots of consideration to NGSS.

Anonymous Teacher

This was the best educational workshop I have had the honor of attending, and I am so thankful.

Anonymous Teacher

Wonderfully executed. Strengthened my skills. Thank you!!

Anonymous Teacher

BABEC has such a strong positive impact on teachers and students - thank you for your amazing work!