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Sauk Prairie Gifted and Talented 8th graders to learn about DNA

 

June 14, 2018

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On May 31, the Sauk Prairie Schools Gifted and Talented Department was pleased to send 29 top eighth grade science students to the BioPharmaceutical Technology Center in Madison to learn about and participate in a DNA and Principles of Gel Electrophoresis lab. The students were chaperoned by Julie Breunig, Sauk Prairie Gifted/Talented Department Specialist, Kathy Bruno Gifted/Talented Department Assistant, and Lynn Wipperfurth, Eighth Grade Science Teacher. The students worked in small groups, to conduct a lab experiment which introduced them to the molecular concepts of DNA, and the physical concepts of separating molecules by charge and size using agarose gel electrophoresis. Students then applied these concepts to gel electrophoresis of DNA, performing techniques such as micropipetting and gel preparation. Pictured from left to right are the students who attended this field trip: (row 1) Abby Kerl, Isaac Homar, Erin Tierney, Helen Judge, Samantha Johnson; (row 2) Max Shavik, Lucy Sistek, Lizzy Breunig, Alexis Strunz, Lauren Breunig, Aida Shadewald, Samantha Dyrud, Natilee Johnson, Paige Sprecher, Riley Haas; (row 3) Colden Harter, Dalton Zirbel, Gabe Webb, Brody Wolfe, Lacey Taylor, Robby Grams, Avery Leigh, Shane Hesse, Signe Begalske, Marissa Haselwander; (row 4) Henry Watson, Ryan Godwin, Cameron Tejeda, Eli Green.



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