Teacher Information

The flagship of Learning Undefeated is a 45-foot travelling laboratory, a hands-on experiential learning space for students which can accommodate classes of up to 32 students.  The mobile laboratory is fully self-contained, with its own power and water supply.

Onboard the lab, students learn by doing. Every student uses advanced equipment and scientific concepts. Through these experiences, students will be able to continue their STEM-based education, learn STEM skills, and reengage with learning in a supportive and positive atmosphere.

To learn more about bringing the Learning Undefeated program to your school, contact:

Jennifer Colvin, Vice President of Education

MdBio Foundation

jcolvin@mdbiofoundation.org

240.552.9312

Program Overview

The flagship of Learning Undefeated is a 45-foot travelling laboratory, a hands-on experiential learning space for students which can accommodate classes of up to 32 students.  The mobile laboratory is fully self-contained, with its own power and water supply.

Onboard the lab, students learn by doing. Every student uses advanced equipment and scientific concepts. Through these experiences, students will be able to continue their STEM-based education, learn STEM skills, and reengage with learning in a supportive and positive atmosphere.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Accommodates up to 32 students, their teacher(s) and two Learning Undefeated instructors
  • Curriculum includes biology, chemistry, and environmental science activities suitable for grades 6-12
  • Students will explore topics such as water quality, DNA analysis, genetics and heredity, forensics, biology, and environmental science
  • 16 student workstations equipped with centrifuges, pipettes, electrophoresis supplies, and other scientific equipment
  • Startup time: operational within 30 days of funding

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • 45-foot trailer with two doors
  • Runs on generator or shore line power (school does not need to provide power)
  • Self-contained water system, air conditioning and heat
  • 16 workstations
  • 32 students working in pairs
  • Wheelchair lift
  • ADA compliant station with one lowered workstation
  • Microphone and AV equipment
  • Instructor station with live camera

Curriculum

Learning Undefeated offers proven hands-on activities that teach a variety of STEM topics. Schools will be able to choose biology, chemistry, and environmental science activities suitable for grades 6-12.

MdBio’s curriculum includes laboratory activities appropriate for a variety of classes ranging from basic biology and chemistry to AP biology and environmental science. All activities are focused on problem-based learning with real-world applications that align with Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Activities include common bioscience techniques such as DNA extraction and agarose gel electrophoresis, and relevant themes such as alternative fuels, bioengineering, and crime scene investigation. Click here to view MdBio’s mobile STEM curriculum >

ACTIVITY TOPICS

  • Acid/base titration
  • Agarose gel electrophoresis
  • Antigen/antibody relationships
  • Earth and space science
  • Enzymes and macromolecules
  • Forensics
  • Genetics and heredity
  • Practice measuring liquids
  • Protein analysis
  • Recombinant DNA technologies
  • Water quality

As a mobile unit, Learning Undefeated can serve a different school each day or serve a single school for a longer period of time. A typical visit will offer up to five classes per day onboard the trailer. Individually tailored visits are coordinated with teachers and administrators to best meet their school’s priorities and needs.

Equipment & Supplies Provided

The Learning Undefeated program provides teachers with a turnkey experience, including all equipment, reagents, lab supplies, and the student/teacher handouts necessary to complete each activity. Below is a list of some of the equipment and supplies we typically provide to each teacher. Visits will be customized for each school’s needs.

EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES

  • Micropipettes & tips
  • Gel electrophoresis apparatus
  • Mini centrifuges
  • Vortexes
  • UV light boxes
  • Burets for acid/base titration
  • Heat blocks
  • Lab safety equipment including gloves and safety glasses
  • Test tubes, racks & lab supplies
  • Student handouts & teacher materials
  • Reagents & materials for all experiments in our curriculu

About MdBio Foundation

MdBio Foundation, a nationally recognized, award-winning nonprofit organization with a proven track record of success, has nearly twenty years of leadership in the mobile education space. Our mobile laboratory program has served more than 150,000 students since 2003.

The Foundation’s programs consistently receive accolades from school district administrators, teachers, students, families, community leaders, and elected officials.