Biotechnology is a lab course designed to introduce learners to the scope of biotech research and product development across many fields. The course covers proper lab techniques and record-keeping with a scientific notebook and various gel electrophoresis methods and restriction enzyme digestion. Learners explore the ethical issues in applied biotech and the rights and responsibilities of the stakeholders involved in the development, production, and use of biotechnology products. Learners research and analyze the feasibility of developing a new biotechnology product. Note: One year each of Biology and Chemistry are prerequisites for this course.
PLANNING TOOLS provides a guide to course implementation, including scope and sequence, lesson plans, and the culminating project overview.