Bioenergy in the High School Classroom: Bioprospecting Lab
(Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center) Bioprospecting Lab: In collaboration with 2011 Research Experience for Teachers participant Craig Kohn and GLBRC scientists in Cameron Currie’s Lab at UW-Madison, we are developing a new lab sequence in which students search for cellulose-degrading microbes. …Wi
In this video, Waterford Union High School teacher Craig Kohn takes us through his hands-on bioprospecting laboratory activity that involves concepts from bioenergy, chemistry, biology, agriculture… and a little bit of scientific sleuthing.
Kohn developed the lab based on his participation in the GLBRC’s Bioenergy Institute for Educators and Research Experience for Teachers programs. An activity package for this lab is currently being developed for educators and will be made available through the GLBRC website. In the meantime, be sure to view a similar bioprospecting activity, as well as a variety of other offerings, on GLBRC’s Education and Outreach page at glbrc.org/education/educationalmaterials.