Welcome to the Better Science Teaching blog

After spending a few years sharing some of my lessons and labs with other teachers through my TpT store, Generation Science, I realized that I wanted to do more than sell my work, but to also share my successes and failures as a science teacher. Additionally, I want to fully promote a commitment to the idea that science content matters, explicit instruction matters and deliberate practice matters. Laying a strong foundation in the physical, chemical and biological sciences is my primary professional job and my personal mission.

Biotech Virtual Learning – Agarose Gel Electrophoresis

Taking lab courses that are only VIRTUAL requires some creativity on the part of the student if you really want to prepare yourself for a job. To review agarose gel electrophoresis, I used a FREE VIRTUAL SIMULATION. Praxilabs.com simuation guides you through the steps of separating DNA fragments by size via electrophoresis. You begin with … Continue reading Biotech Virtual Learning – Agarose Gel Electrophoresis

Learning Biotech in a Pandemic!

Trying to change careers into biotechnology during a pandemic has its challenges – the biggest that my in-person lab courses are completely virtual! I found that it was really necessary for me to supplement my coursework with my own investigations into the basic laboratory techniques that I would otherwise be performing in-person if the college … Continue reading Learning Biotech in a Pandemic!

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