My students need working computers in the classroom. Especially to use our WiFI microscopes and be able to view structures together as a group.
This project expired on May 17, 2018.
Hooray! This project is fully funded
We are a regional marine-themed science and technology high-school in CT. Our student population is unique in that half of our students come from our town and the other half come from 6 surrounding districts, bringing urban and suburban students together in hands-on, project-based learning in the science classroom. Here they are using WiFi microscopes! The biotechnology course teaches laboratory skills that can transfer directly to careers in the clinical and biotechnology laboratory. Some labs are interactive online activities and give students the ability to engage in procedures that they could never experience in high-school. In addition to lab and content, my students always engage in a semester-long project relating to biotechnology. The project includes a proposal, an experiment, a website and a presentation component. This year students will collaborate with the marine ecology classes to investigate the use of marine organisms; bacteria, algae, and sea animals in the industry see how they are used in the lab and explore the impact of these organisms, and the materials that we harvest from them, on biotechnology.
Our students are excited, motivated and hoping this year to send a living thing to space!
My students are without working computers this year and have not been able to use our 6 WiFi microscopes unless a personal device is brought from home. Five computers will at least give them one for each lab bench. Students will also use them to engage in interactive online lab activities and interactive quizzes and projects that require a working computer. Computers would give students the ability to gain experience in lab protocols, write team proposals and experiments, create websites and prepare presentations for our project. Biotech students will also use computers to research the role of marine organisms; bacteria, algae, sponges and jellyfish in molecular biology and create their own experiments. Please help us begin a great semester!
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