In this evolving workspace, you can try creative biodesign activities, explore genetics with scientists from Stanford, participate in community projects, and experiment with new biotechnology. Use real lab tools, create objects with living things, see bioengineered organisms and more.
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The BioTinkering Lab
Sundays 11-1 and 2:30-4:30, weekday schedule varies, please check Today at The Tech upon arrival for session times. Activity starts every half hour.
Design and create your own colorful string using biological building blocks from seaweed and a dash of chemistry. Kelp is a type of seaweed, or large algae, which contains long molecules similar to the ones in plastic but that are biodegradable! This makes them a sustainable fiber material of the future, so try using your custom string to craft something creative!
Saturdays 12-2 and 2:30-4:30, selected weekdays from 10-12. Activities last 15-20 minutes.
Explore the exciting world of genetics by doing experiments and activities with scientists from Stanford University. Activities on rotation include:
- Ancient DNA Stories
- CSI: San Jose
- Draw with DNA
- PTC Taste Genetics
- Sustainable Fishing
- Currently unavailable due to COVID: Cheek Cell-fies, DNA Necklaces