March 1, 2012
During the months of January and February, Dr. Westerling’s 7th Grade classes studied multiple types of DNA.
They used micro-pipetters to transfer a gene to create a new bacteria that glowed pink. They had to be very be careful while doing this or they would create a mutant DNA that could have been exposed.
While doing that the students learned how DNA is formed and what happens when creating it. The DNA grew into large colonies. Some were pink some were a greenish color and the other just looked like a smear. As the students examined the bacteria in the petri dishes they also saw them under a black light.
“Doing all this visual work really helps me see the way our body works,” said seventh grade student Kendall V.