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Life Science - Molecular Biology/Biotechnology (Semester 2)

This exciting 16-week course introduces your middle school students to RNA, protein synthesis, molecular genetics, genetic disorders, and introduction to different types of biotechnology. These fun topics will inspire your student.
Ashley McLaurin, BS Biology
492 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 7 learners
45 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 16 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Wed Aug 31

Aug 31 - Dec 21 (16 weeks)
3pm - 3:45pm

Wed Jan 11, 2023

Jan 11, 2023 - May 3, 2023 (16 weeks)
4pm - 4:45pm
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
They will learn about how DNA is used to create RNA for protein synthesis; how codons are read to make proteins; the purpose of protein, how mutations can occur; genetic disorders caused by mutations; and how biotechnology and engineering work to help us solve medical issues caused by defects in our DNA.
In this course, your student will have 1-2 review activities each week, two projects, and review games to check their understanding. All work can be completed digitally or printed for convenience. 

Project #1 Protein Synthesis Project
Project #2 Genetic Disorders 
All work can be completed digitally. If your student prefers doing the projects on paper, the following materials are suggested: paper and colored pencils.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Ashley McLaurin, BS Biology
Lives in the United States
Experienced Science Educator
492 total reviews
551 completed classes

About Me

Hi, and thank you for stopping to look into my courses! 

I am excited to share that this is my 11th year of teaching! I live in Indiana with my husband, son, and dog. I hold a bachelor's degree in biology, a Texas teaching certificate, and an... 
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