Virtual Bioengineer Simulations

 What is genetic engineering?  How is it done? What is Bioart? DNA? ATCG? What about programming biology? 

  Biology and living systems are amazing. One of the best ways to understand how they work is by trying it yourself! With the Virtual Bioengineer Simulators, you can learn and practice your genetic engineering skills while discovering the answers to the most common biology, biotechnology and genetic engineering questions. Each simulator takes you through different aspects of biotechnology.


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What is DNA? Edition

 

Use the Virtual Bioengineer: What it DNA? edition to learn about DNA, its discovery, double helix structure, and function. Every living thing has its own DNA code. In the end, you will know your ATCGs! Complete this simulator with Chapter 1 of your Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero Book.
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Grow bacteria & make art: Canvas Kit Edition

Use the Virtual Bioengineer: Canvas Kit edition to learn how to grow bacteria and make bio-art. In the end, you will get a glimpse of a new medium to create with and see how bacteria can be your art-accomplices! Complete alongside Chapter 3 of your Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero Book.

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Virtual Bioengineer
Genetic Engineering with the Engineer-it Kit Edition 2.0

Use the Virtual Bioengineer: Engineer-it Kit to learn how to grow & engineer bacteria with DNA! In the end, you’ll have learned where modern medicines, food, and many materials come from. Complete alongside Ch. 4 of Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero Book. Launch the 1st edition instead ou essaie-le en Français!


Virtual Bioengineer Simulators can be used in middle school and high school classrooms, in the Do-It-Yourself Biology or Maker community, or in the home. Virtual bioengineer is being developed with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in mind. Great for STEM teachers and the curious. Each simulator takes 20-30 minutes to complete. The Engineer-it Kit simulator has an accompanying online quiz that can be taken after completing the simulator. For other simulator quizzes and the sheet-based Engineer-it kit simulator quiz with answer sheet, email usNote: Virtual Bioengineer Simulators are not yet optimized for touch-enabled devices. See our youtube channel for a video walkthrough of each simulator in case you get stuck.

Please send all Virtual Bioengineer feedback to Amino Labs (info@amino.bio)! 
 
Have you read the Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero book and want to dive deeper into using computers to better understand biochemistry? Visit our molecular modelling page!