Wildlife conservancy is a science benefiting from the new tech and tools of today. Join Indre as she travels to Ano Nuevo State Park to explore the research tools scientists are using to study elephant seals in the wild.
Kishore and Indre investigate the intriguing world of CRISPR, a new gene editing technology that is shaking up the worlds of science and medicine. They experiment with a D-I-Y kit to explore how CRISPR works, and visit Berkeley's Innovative Genomics Institute to learn more.
Climate change has wide-reaching effects, from wildlife in their natural habitats to the foods you eat in your home. Kishore and Indre explore the ways oyster farmers and scientists are measuring ocean acidification, using custom-built water analyzers at places like Hog Island oyster farm to analyze the subtle and not-so subtle ways organisms are affected by higher-than-normal carbon dioxide conditions.
Centrifuges are typically found in the lab, but with this 3D printed design, we can tap into its awesome power in the home! Kishore and Indre bring in our 3D printing expert to help make this kit work, and put some centripetal force on some fruit.
Kishore recruits the help of our very own Sean Charlesworth to show us how to put together a Foldscope--a D-I-Y microscope kit made for home use. We put a few interesting things under the lens of this microscope to test how well it works!