Google Education Basics


This was really easy. I hope that the Educator Certification exams are similar, but I also hope to learn some new tricks with Google Apps and Chromebooks. I’m waiting for them to revamp their modules and exams (which will happen on November 21st, if anyone out there cares to complete this process as well). Luckily, I got a grant to pay for my examination fees!


Molecular Biology – A PBL Unit for AP Biology

This unit plan was designed as a result of my externship experience at BASF during the summer or 2013.

Here’s a blog post I wrote about the results of that externship.

And here’s a video I made to thank the scientists at BASF for working with me for the two weeks that I was there.

Essential Questions
  • What is the primary source of heritable information, and how are cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the expression of this heritable information?
  • How can genetic engineering techniques manipulate the heritable information of DNA?
Topics covered
  • plasmid construction
  • polymerase chain reaction
  • bacterial and plant transformation
  • restriction enzymes
  • gel electrophoresis
  • plant physiology
  • GMO crops