Science Centre Singapore, KidsSTOP™ and Omni-Theatre are closed on 1 July and 5 August 2019.

Please note that The Dino Show will be replaced by Science On a Sphere® show on 17 June 2019 (Monday) at 4 pm. The Science On a Sphere® is located at Earth, Our Untamed Planet, Hall B.


Description:To help diabetic patients, human insulin has been mass produced by genetically engineered bacteria for many years. Genetic engineering may be controversial, yet it has its benefits. The thought of being able to genetically transform an organism is exciting yet intriguing at the same time. What exactly is genetic engineering? Come and immerse yourself in the magnificent world of genetic engineering and genetically transform bacteria to glow green (fluoresce)!
Objectives:1. Learn the general structure of bacteria and the importance of plasmid.
2. Learn micropipetting techniques. 
3. Conduct a bacteria transformation experiment using the heat shock method.
4. Understand more about the GFP protein and its uses. 
5. Understand other types of genetic transformation.
6. Grow bacteria via plating and observe the results.
7. Learn the sterile techniques required when working with bacteria.
Mode of Delivery:Practical lab session
Target Audience:Secondary 3, 4/5 to Intermediate
Group size:20 minimum, 40 maximum
Duration:2 hours
Time:9.30am or 2.30pm
Course Fee:$9.00 (Admission fee to Science Centre applies to non-member international schools based in Singapore)

How to book 2019 programmes

 

Private school, Overseas school and Corporate group bookings

The listed course fees apply only to local MOE schools. Private schools, Overseas schools and all Corporate groups (including locally based corporate groups) can contact Corporate Sales to place their bookings. Kindly note that an additional charge applies per pax on top of the listed course fees, as well as admission rates.