Life at the Molecular Level: Biology Teacher CPD Day

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Life at the Molecular Level: Biology Teacher CPD Day


Photo collageThis one-day CPD event is intended for teachers of Higher and Advanced Higher Biology and aims to give them a working background in many of the topics covered in the Cells and Proteins module of the Advanced Higher Biology syllabus.

Life at the Molecular Level includes two lectures and two workshop activities explaining PCR and blood typing that can be used in school classrooms.

Lecture 1 – “DNA, RNA and More!”A lecture that will focus on nucleotide structure and function, genomes, DNA replication and much more.

Workshop 1 – “Cut’n’Stick PCR”A paper-based workshop to explain the polymerase chain reaction (PCR).

Lecture 2 – “Proteins and Enzymes”A lecture focusing on the essentials of protein structure as well as an overview of enzymes with specific examples of how they function in cells.

Workshop 2 – “CSI: Abdn – Bloody Typing Lab”A laboratory practical workshop to demonstrate blood typing as part of a forensic investigation.

  • View the full event programmehere

Feedback from previous participants

The lecture on DNA and RNA along with the PCR were really helpful – something I can take into class with me. The Blood typing experiment was great – something I could use with junior school.

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