Building a head of STEAM
The College School and Lab School partnered with Delaware Biotechnology Institute and AstraZeneca for Family STEAM night.
- observed bacterial growth samples of rocky soil and compost to see how the microorganisms help to provide nutrients to soil for enhancing plant growth.
- extracted DNA from strawberries, a technique for understanding traits in plants and animals important for agriculture.
- learned about polymers and their uses in human health by making alginate worms. This exercise demonstrated how polymers are made and how they can be used for biomedical applications.
About Delaware Biotechnology Institute
The Delaware Biotechnology Institute is a partnership between government, academia, and industry to help establish the First State as a center of excellence in biotechnology and the life sciences. DBI promotes research, education, and technology transfer for biotechnology applications to the benefit of the environment, agriculture, and human health.