The University of Arizona developed the BIOTECH Project to provide technical support for Arizona teachers to conduct molecular genetics experiments (DNA science) with their students.
The BIOTECH Project has been successful in raising students' interest and awareness of molecular genetics by partnering with teachers to engage their students in a hands-on approach to understanding biotechnology. The BIOTECH project consists of three components: professional development workshops for teachers, classroom visits for modeling hands-on biotechnology activities, and extensive materials support for teachers to carry out biotechnology experiments independently.
Additionally, the BIOTECH Project supports and assists teachers in developing new activities for their classroom. Through professional development and classroom support, the BIOTECH Project has worked with over 100 Arizona teachers to conduct molecular genetics activities with thousands of students each year.