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Imagineering: An SRVEF Beyond School Enrichment Program for Children Grades...
Note: when you are signing up for the class on March 2, you are signing up for all 4 classes in this rotation with this single registration:
Thur, Mar 2 4:00 – 5:00 Los Cerros MS--Biotechnolgy, Rm 6
Thur, Mar 9 4:00 – 5:00 Los Cerros MS--Biotechnolgy, Rm 6
Thur, Mar 16 4:00 – 5:00 Los Cerros MS--Biotechnolgy, Rm 6
Thur, Mar 23 4:00 – 5:00 Los Cerros MS--Biotechnolgy, Rm 6
When registering for this class, understand you are registering for all four one hour classes.
This class is developed at taught by Tracy Gilcrist, Science Teacher at Monte Vista High School
Biotechnology is any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives to make or modify products for a specific use. This course gives the students a chance to examine, specifically, the impact that DNA has on Science today. Students will learn how to perform agarose gel electrophoresis, a fundamental technique that is commonly used in biotechnology. The protocol is taught within a forensic scenario that is commonly known as DNA Fingerprinting. Students learn to use equipment that is commonly used in real biotechnology labs to obtain and manipulate DNA samples, while engaged in "solving a crime".
No refunds will be granted unless the spot can be filled by another child on the waitlist. Refunds within one week of the start of the course will incur a $25 processing fee.
Waitlist will be handled in order until 24 hours before the event. At that time if a spot becomes available, the entire waiting list will be notified at the same time and the first to respond will be offered the spot.
The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation (SRVEF) is proud to introduce Imagineering, a beyond school enrichment program for SRVUSD students in grades 4 to 7. The goal of Imagineering is to spark student interest in choosing STEM classes in middle and high school with the ultimate goal of identifying more STEM majors who will ultimately become highly sought after talent in the US corporate workplace.
The program consists of several themes, each of which is taught in four (4) one-hour classes. . These courses are designed to provide a serious, but enjoyable, science experience to supplement the science exposure elementary and middle school students receive at school.
The curriculum for each theme is developed by a master teacher, who also teaches the class. Each class is supported by student mentors, middle and high school students who are knowledgeable in the content and skills involved in the program. Mentors are provided, with a mentor at each table group to provide individualized instruction. Imagineering is a hands-on program with students learning practical application within each of the themes.