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Welcome to BioBuilders 6-7-8, a dynamic and engaging science and engineering curriculum for middle school students, adapted from our high school curriculum. BioBuilders 6-7-8 provides teams of middle school students with an introduction to the BioBuilder curriculum and an opportunity to pursue a team project in biodesign. Registrations will be listed below as spaces are available; please contact us to discuss custom dates for classrooms/large groups.
During this program, students gain access to:
Five (5) hours of live instruction from BioBuilder's Teaching Fellows;
Four hours (4) of guided project team collaboration;
Biodesign assignments and reference materials;
Feedback on assignments and projects from BioBuilder staff;
and a Project Showcase in which student teams will present their biotechnology ideas through pre-recorded presentations.
Class 1: What is synthetic biology?
Class 2: Introduction to biodesign projects
Class 3: Re-engineering smell
Class 4: Biodesign team session #1
Class 5: Engineering living systems
Class 6: Biodesign team session #2
Class 7: Standard biological parts
Class 8: Building a Color generator
Class 9: Biodesign team session #3/Presentation recording
Live sessions will be held via Zoom (recordings of instructional sessions will be posted in Canvas)
Club/Pod (3 - 10 students) = $600.00
Classroom (11 - 25 students) = $1250.00
Educator Observer = $50.00 (Access for an educator to observe the course and materials - no student access will be granted)
Limited spaces are available for individual students = $80
**BioBuilder is committed to making our life-changing curriculum accessible for all students. We are offering BioBuilders 6-7-8 at NO COST to those schools where 50% or more of the student population is eligible for free lunch (as reported on https://www.publicschoolreview.com/).**
OPEN REGISTRATION DATES:
January 11 - February 10, 2021 (Mon/Wed @ 3:30PM EST - except Jan 20/22, which will be Wed/Fri due to MLK Jr. observance) -- REGISTRATION CLOSED
Next cohort dates -- COMING SOON
Contact us to discuss custom dates/programming for classrooms/large groups: email@example.com