The 'Biotechniques' Science Workshop: Class XII Biology Students
Discovering Science Beyond Books: The 'Biotechniques' Science Workshop
Ms. Seema Sehajpal, the school Principal, strongly believes in encouraging practical learning experiences that go beyond textbooks. On 20 September 2023, the students of Biology , Class XII Science, of Dharav High School had an opportunity to attend the 'Biotechniques' science workshop organized by the B. Lal Institute of Biotechnology in Jaipur. The workshop aimed to provide students with insights into molecular biology techniques and concepts.
The workshop commenced with an informative presentation on sustainable development goals, pilot projects conducted by the institute and the fundamental principles of molecular biology. Students were taught to extract DNA from bacteria, analyze their results using Agarose gel electrophoresis and visualize DNA bands under a UV transilluminator. The students actively got engaged by asking questions and participating in discussions, showcasing their curiosity and enthusiasm.
In addition to the workshop, students had the chance to visit the Central Laboratory of Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory and observe Vermicomposting, Vermifiltration, and Organic farming setups. Each student received a certificate of participation from the institute.
Overall, the workshop successfully bridged the gap between theory and practical application, fostering a deeper appreciation for molecular biology. Such experiences will undoubtedly benefit the students in their future studies and careers.