This is a hands on course that gives the student introductory experience with a wide variety of lab procedures. Activities include the accurate and precise use of several types of lab equipment to measure biomolecules. This data is used in excel worksheets to create calibration charts for measurement of unknown samples. Students will also engage in the extraction, modification and measurement of DNA including an introduction to the use of restriction enzymes, ligase, plasmids, transformation, gel electrophoresis and PCR. Two hours lab.