Fall 2020 Field Trips

Take a field trip without getting on a bus and book a Virtual Lab Field Trip for your class! Choose from 3 different virtual options, including asynchronous and synchronous options, with and without student kits. Live sessions will be presented via Zoom or a school’s alternate platform of choice.

  • Live Demonstration Lab

    No kit required

     

    Live Demonstration Labs are scheduled for a time convenient for your class, with live instruction by an experienced DNALC instructor. Lab sessions include a demonstration of procedural wet lab techniques, discussion of relevant concepts, and analysis of results. Students interact with the instructor in real time, but do not perform a hands-on lab. For bioinformatics labs, students follow along on their own computers during the session.

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  • Live Hands-On Lab

    Kit provided

     

    Live Hands-On Labs are scheduled for a time that is convenient for you and your students. In addition to a demonstration of lab techniques, discussion of relevant concepts, and analysis of results, students perform all or part of the wet lab alongside the DNALC instructor. Individual kits (containing consumable materials not to be shared) are distributed to students, who can complete the lab either in school or from home.

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  • On-Demand Lab

    Kit provided

     

    Pre-recorded On-Demand Lab instruction with student kits offers flexibility in the timing and location of lab instruction. Each On-Demand field trip includes 1 to 3 hours of video instruction and individual student kits to complete a lab independently or together as a class. Teachers can use videos during class or as assignments, while still providing a hands-on lab experience. Access to videos will be set for a limited window of time.

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Use the table below as a guide for selecting field trip activities for your group.

Activity Gr 5 Gr 6 Gr 7 Gr 8 Gr 9 Gr 10 Gr 11 Gr 12 Live Demo Live Hands-on On-Demand
Baggie Cell Model 5 6            
Diversity of Life 5 6                
DNA Models 5 6            
Observing Mutant Organisms 5 6            
Mendelian Inheritance 5 6                
DNA Extraction from Wheat Germ 5 6 7 8        
Pollen Tells a Story 5 6 7 8            
Mystery of Anastasia (computer) 5 6 7 8            
New! Dust Away Crime: Fingerprints 5 6 7 8        
Bubbling Liver   6 7              
Bubbling Potatoes   6 7          
Enzymatic Food Production   6 7          
Better Milk for Cats   6 7          
Bacteria and Antibiotics   6 7              
Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria   6 7              
Viral Infection   6 7              
Glowing Genes   6 7 8          
New! RNA Transcription   6 7 8        
Protein Purification       8            
Gene Therapy       8            
Our Human Inheritance, featuring Ötzi 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12    
DNA Fingerprint 8 9          
DNA Restriction Analysis       8 9 10 11 12    
Bacterial Transformation       8 9 10 11 12  
Forensic DNA Profiling
          10 11 12
Human DNA Fingerprinting           10 11 12
Bioinformatics: Using Alu Insertions to Study Population Genetics           10 11 12    
Human Mitochondrial Sequencing           10 11 12
Bioinformatics: Tracing Human Evolution           10 11 12    
GMO: Detecting
Genetically Modified Foods

            11 12
PTC: Using a SNP to Predict
Bitter Tasting Ability

            11 12
Barcoding: Using DNA Barcodes to
Identify and Classify Living Things

            11 12
Bioinformatics: Barcoding & Phylogenetics             11 12