Students see benefits of biotech

What’s not to like about the pGlo activity? Barry Tucker, a Great Oaks Career Campuses science teacher, used this lab with his general Biology classes as well as his CCP Biology classes.

Tucker said, “Both sets of classes were quite excited and impressed when they saw the glowing bacteria, especially because they had done it themselves.”

Tucker used these activities to fulfill his classroom objectives on the study of biotechnology and how it is being used today in the science field. He said, “It really showed how this simple activity can make a huge improvement in people’s lives not only today but especially in the future.”

He found the workshop helpful in making real-world links for students to science that we use on an everyday basis. “It makes it more concrete and not abstract to students which makes it fun and not boring.”