Hands on experience for Loreto pupils

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The STEM Module spent a day at Loreto College last week.

The mobile lab gave A Level Biology students an exciting hands-on opportunity with equipment and apparatus which they might not usually have access to.

The students had the opportunity to take part in a Biotechnology Restriction Digestion and Analysis of Lambda DNA workshop in the STEM module.

Launched in 2009, the STEM Module is a mobile laboratory and workshop equipped with everything required to deliver a state of the art learning

experience to schools across the province.

The STEM module project is funded by the Department of Education and the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, and managed by the North Eastern Education and Library Board.

Loreto A Level science students carried out an experiment in the Biotechnology of Enzymes, exploring the structure of DNA and action of restriction enzymes, which included the use of an electrophoresis chamber, an experience they found both educational and enjoyable.

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