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. This workshop may be offered as an open course to Classrooms and Clubs/Pods, but can also be run for an entire grade/school depending on the number of students. Dates for open registration will be listed below as they are available.
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
For those that cannot attend the scheduled instructional sessions, recordings will be posted in the Canvas course. Please contact us if you will be unable to attend the live sessions, so we can work with you to provide the information students would receive in the guided team collaboration sessions.
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)
**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/).**