This four day workshop for middle school teachers centered around the connections between microbiology, genetics, and biotechnology. Lectures and lab activities will integrate these disciplines and instructors will provide teachers with activities that they can implement in their classrooms quickly, easily and at low cost. These activities are aligned with both science and Career and Technical Education (CTE) standards. Instructors will model inquiry-based pedagogy in the workshop activities. Teachers will be able to take back a host of activities with them to their own classroom as complete lesson plans along with teacher preparation notes.