Posted by Micah Zayner on 23rd Apr 2016

Middle School Maker Faire @ Presidio Middle School

   This past Sunday we traveled into San Francisco for a Middle School Maker Faire. In our setup we hosted one of our classic kits put together for The ILIAD Project. It allows you to test biological matter from your environment for antibacterial qualities. Brad walked each student through the process of mashing plants into a pulp and testing for antibiotic activity.  Each student got to bring their plate home which was kind of cool to see them excited about Science. Josiah also set up a gel elctrophoresis station where he gave students the opportunity to see DNA. The process uses a fluorescent dye so when you look in and see the bands of DNA expressed its pretty awesome.