Topics in Bioscience and Biotechnology

The vision for this course is to create a rich learning environment where students learn to appreciate Biology for itself wonder and beauty. While students will leave with a strong framework for understanding parts of classic AP-biology aligned biology curriculum, the real takeaway is the unique bridging of lab experiences, the development of biotech lab skills, design-thinking, and creativity. Through direct-instruction, small group discussions and activities, and project-based learning events, students learn and apply their understanding of molecular and cellular biology to living agar-based art pieces. Finally, the bridge between art and biology is intended to give a desirable entry-point to students who may not necessarily see themselves as the "science-type"and convince them otherwise!

Beautiful and Grotesque Biology is intended for rising 9th or 10th graders with a middle school understanding of science. This course may also be considered a primer for AP/honors level high school biology or a good review for students who recently took high school biology and plan to go deeper. The course also provides context for learning more traditional biology courses.

Session One
Course is Full
Session Two
Course is Full
at the time of application
on the first day of session