World of Enzymes

Developed as a follow-up to the popular Fun with DNA camp, World of Enzymes builds on basic concepts of biochemistry and molecular biology, enabling students to utilize more advanced techniques to manipulate DNA. Through direct observation and manipulation of enzymes, program participants develop a better understanding about the importance of proteins, not only in living things, but also in recombinant DNA technology, cloning, and other aspects of the biotech industry. Students will:
• build molecular models;
• observe enzymes in action that are used for food production and healthcare;
• use enzymes to cut and splice DNA;
• analyze DNA fragments with gel electrophoresis; and
• make a personal DNA fingerprint.
Pre-requisite: Enrollment in World of Enzymes is limited to those students who previously participated in the Fun with DNA course.
Dates: July 15 - 19
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Ages: 7 - 8 graders
Course Fee: $620