Biotechnology Workshop – DNA Extraction and Grow Bacteria

Biotechnology Workshop – DNA Extraction and Grow Bacteria
May 18, 2018 admin


Target Participant Standard 4 to Form 3 (10 – 15 years old)
Date 10th June 2018 (Sunday)
Duration 3 hours (9am – 12pm))
Venue Plantzania Learning Center, Revongen Corporation Center,
No. 12A, Jalan TP5, Taman Perindustrian UEP, 47600 Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Workshop Fees RM 70 per participant
Each participant can bring back Fruit DNA extraction kit and Bacteria growing kit.

Workshop 1: DNA Extraction – Seeing your DNA!

You’ve probably learned or heard about DNA, but have you ever seen it? With the Fruit DNA experiment, you’ll extract, isolate, and observe the DNA of a fruit in a matter of minutes. It sounds impossible, but thanks to special characteristics of strawberries, it’s actually very possible… and simple. You don’t have to be a geneticist and you don’t need an electron microscope. It’s easy, fun, and all you need are some household materials.

Workshop 2: Grow Bacteria – Zoom in to Microbial World

The world is teaming with microbes. That fact is never so graphically apparent as when someone actually takes the time to culture the bacteria and yeast growing on everything — from pillowcases to toilets to eyeballs. Fortunately, many of these microbes are vital to human health.

See how cleanliness and refrigeration affect bacteria growth.