Tuesday July 22, 2014 at 9:00 AM PDT
Thursday July 24, 2014 at 2:30 PM PDT

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Wentworth Education Center, Harmony Grove Lab 
2707 Transworld Dr.
Stockton, CA 95206

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Amy Kennedy 
San Joaquin County Office of Education: Science and STEM 

Biotech Boot Camp Grades 9-10 (6145) 

This Boot Camp will expose students in grades 9-10 to the basic skills and techniques used in the biotechnology field. Students will learn how to use micropipets, vertical and horizontal electrophoresis, colorimeters, and spectrophotometers. Both DNA and proteins will be studied and techniques that are covered could be used  as a basis of a science fair project or school based research project.  They will also keep an industry standard laboratory research notebook.

Daily Schedule

The boot camp will begin at 9:00 AM daily in the Harmony Grove Lab in the Wentworth Education Center at the San Joaquin County Office of Education.  Students will be provided a lab coat to wear, safety glasses or goggles and a research notebook that they will be able to take home.  The day will end at 2:30 PM.

Lunch Break

There will be a lunch break at approximately noon each day.  Students will need to bring a brown bag lunch each day.

What to Wear

Students should wear closed toed shoes each day since it is a lab setting.

What to Bring

Students should just bring themselves, but be prepared to have a sweater in case the air conditioning makes them a little chilly. 

Behavior issues/Safety

This is an enrichment activity and any behavior issues or safety violoations will result in immediate dismissal and removal from the course with no refunds provided.


Please download and fill out each of the permission and safety documents and bring them with you on July 22nd. These documents are required to participate.