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Biotechnology Text Prepares Today's Students for 21st-Century Careers


Walch Education, a leading publisher of educational materials, has announced the publication of "Hands-On Science: Introduction to Biotechnology." This latest addition to the acclaimed "Hands-On Science" series opens the door to biotechnology’s many applications in agriculture, environmental protection, medicine, and manufacturing.

Portland, ME, April 07, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Walch Education, a leading publisher of educational materials, has announced the publication of Hands-On Science: Introduction to Biotechnology. The new title was developed for middle- and high-school students and may be ordered at www.walch.com.

Biotechnology is one of the most exciting fields in science today. Now, students can explore the classic experiments and latest developments in Hands-On Science: Introduction to Biotechnology. This latest addition to the acclaimed Hands-On Science series opens the door to biotechnology’s many applications in agriculture, environmental protection, medicine, and manufacturing.

Hands-On Science: Introduction to Biotechnology contains twenty lessons, each consisting of an experiment in biotechnology:
Making Yogurt
Running a Gel
Invasive Species
To Clone, or Not to Clone?
Making Kimchi
Was It Alive?
GMO Pro, GMO Con
The Community and Genetically Modified Foods
Yeast Fermentation
Oil Cleanup with Bacteria
Bt, Borers, and Butterflies
Where Will the Money Go?
Antibiotics from Nature Enzymes
Do You Know What You’re Eating?
Forensics
Gel Electrophoresis
Extracting DNA
Building People
Biotechnology Careers

“The 20 activities in Hands-On Science: Introduction to Biotechnology can serve as a complete, turnkey introductory program to biotechnology,” notes Walch Education’s Vice President of Education, Jill Rosenblum. “Or, they can be an enrichment experience for a biology program. But no matter how it’s used, the program is an engaging approach that gets students to understand – and enjoy – how biotechnology shows up in the world around us.”

Hands-On Science: Introduction to Biotechnology correlates to National Science Education standards.

About Walch Education (www.walch.com)
Walch Education extends and enhances learning with flexible solutions for middle school, high school, and beyond, addressing national and state standards as appropriate. Founded more than 80 years ago, Walch Education’s accessible and affordable products are developed by experts and an in-house educational team, in partnership with leading schools and districts nationwide.

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