Bench to Bedside Activities

What is included in each locker?

Equipment:

  • Heat Blocks: 
  • Microtube racks:
  • PCR tube racks: 96 well racks to fit PCR tubes (up to 8 per locker).
  • Microcentrifuge (6 place): 
  • Microcentrifuge (12 place): 
  • Vortex: 

Ready to Run DNA:

  • Modes of Inheritance kit

Other Wet Lab Kits:

  • Pipetting by design: 

Activity Kits:

  • Dot Blot Simulation: 
  • From DNA to Protein Structure and Function (Science Take-Out Kit): What do genes do? Model how the coded information in genes results in proteins that perform specific functions in the body. Transcribe the DNA code to make a messenger RNA code. Translate the RNA code to make a sequence of amino acids in a protein. Create a bead and chenille stem model of the protein. Follow the “rules of chemistry” to fold your protein into its 3D shape. Explore how protein shapes affect proteins function in your body. Includes all components (up to 15 student groups)
  • Stem Cells (Science Take-Out Kit): What’s the difference between adult and embryonic stem cells? How do you make an embryonic stem cell line? How are stem cells and growth factors used to treat diseases. Sequence pictures of the steps used to create an embryonic stem cell line. Use simulated stem cells and growth factors to learn how stem cells differentiate into specialized cell types. I
  • Diagnosing Diabetes (Science Take-Out Kit):Analyze simulated blood plasma samples collected during a glucose tolerance test to determine if your patient has Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Create a patient information sheet about diabetes and the glucose tolerance test. Test and graph glucose and insulin levels in simulated blood plasma samples. Analyze the test results to determine if the patient has Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. 
  • Amino Acid Starter Kit: Your students explore the primary, secondary and tertiary structure of proteins with the captivating models and tools in this dynamic kit. Includes all components (up to 15 student groups)
  • Water Molecules Kit: Each Water Kit© cup includes pieces for 12 water molecules, 1 sodium, 1 chloride, 1 ethane, and 1 hydroxyl group. All atoms are magnetized to reflect their positive or negative charges (except for non-polar ethane). Your students can make ice, dissolve salt, evaporate water, explore transpiration, create ethanol, and much, much more!  Includes all components (up to 8 student groups)
  • Disease Genes BLAST Activity: Using the BLAST online tool, enter these gene sequences to determine what disease they are related to. Includes sets of laminated gene sequences.

Curriculum Kits:

  • War of the 21st Century: The Cell Cycle, Cancer and Clinical Trials Kit: laminated cards, laminated cell cycle poster, Clinical Assay Kit (up to 8 student groups)
  • Pompe Curriculum Kit: 
  • Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine Kit: DNA Chips: Genes to Disease kits (2 per classroom)
  • Bioengineering a Liver Kit: Diagnosing Diabetes (Science Take-Out Kit) (up to 15 student groups), Stem Cells (Science Take-Out Kit) (up to 15 student groups), stir plates and stir bars, Triton x 100 solution, SDS solution

Books, ID cards, games, movies, etc.:

  • Extraordinary Measures Movie: one standard DVD
  • Classroom book set – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Medopoly
  • PCR Dash:
  • TBL iRAT and tRAT cards: Used for the Team Based Learning approach.