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Published on Apr 18, 2013
For more information, visit http://www.bio-rad.com/yt/2/scienceam.... Introduce your students to the wonders of biotechnology! Bio-Rad's Genes in a Bottle™ DNA extraction kit includes complete materials and instructions to allow up to 36 students to extract and purify their own DNA. In this exercise, they learn some of the basics of molecular biology and get to take home a cool souvenir: a necklace with a pendant containing their own DNA in a bottle!
Julie Mathern, marketing manager for the Life Science Education program at Bio-Rad, presents the contents of the Science Ambassador activity kit and provides helpful tips for a successful classroom experience. In addition to the Genes in a Bottle kit, the Ambassador package includes a variety of resources for teachers and students. Julie also demonstrates the proper technique for loading the extracted DNA into the necklace amulet for best results and provides contact information for technical support.
About the Bio-Rad Science Ambassador Program — The Bio-Rad Science Ambassador Program was developed to empower scientists who work outside the educational community to engage directly with community schools, contributing their talent and leadership to inspire young people's interest in science. Scientists are passionate about their work, and this tool lets them share that passion with students to get them excited about science education and consider pursuing scientific careers.
Bio-Rad helps match teachers with scientist volunteers, facilitates the scheduling of the visit, and provides the resources and supplies necessary to conduct a successful activity. At present, the program is available to scientists and teachers in the U.S. and Canada.