Salk Mobile Science Lab Kit Teacher Training Workshop
Presenting free curriculum equipment kits based on the popular activities from the Salk Institute Mobile Science Lab for use by middle and high school science teachers in their classrooms. Teachers who participate in the required workshop will be able to check out these kits to use in your own classrooms on your own schedule! There are three kit sets to serve you: kits are currently located at sites around San Diego County. Once you have attended a workshop you would be able to check out a kit from any of these locations!
Kits contain everything you need to do each activity with up to 200 students. Each kit includes access to matching curriculum materials including PowerPoint presentations, student worksheets, web-based activity ideas etc. as electronic files so you can modify as needed for your classes. Support is available from Salk Education Outreach staff and our community of scientist volunteers – we’ll even come out to your classroom for presentation and logistical support if needed (schedules allowing).
Kit 1 – DNA Extraction: Uses wheat germ for a simple but powerful “first look” at actual DNA
Kit 2 – Gel Electrophoresis basics: Demonstrates the principals of DNA fingerprinting using food coloring. Kit equipment can also be used with actual DNA materials from Bio-Rad, Wards, Carolina Biological and more.
Workshop will take place on Saturday, September 21st from 8:30a-12:00p at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.