Thursday, January 27, 2011

Crawford Students Make Gold and Silver at Scripps Research Institute

Crawford CHAMPS studentsCrawford High students learned how to make pennies into gold, and burn ice by using their science savvy.
It all happened Wednesday when the biotechnology class from Crawford High CHAMPs toured the chemistry and biology labs at the famed science center, Scripps Research Institute.
Working with Scripps scientists the students made gold and silver-plated pennies, burned magnesium in dry ice and even printed 3D HIV protein molecular models.
The trip was the culmination lesson for the biotechnology class. CHAMPs is the School of Community Health and Medical Practices at the Crawford High Educational Complex. It is one of only a few district high schools that teaches cutting edge biotechnology and molecular biology experiments such as DNA forensics, bacterial transformation and protein purification.
For more information, contact CHAMPs Principal William Laine at (619) 583-2501 ext. 2460, or

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