The subjects of life sciences and biotechnology allow students to learn about the fundamental building blocks of life, including their proteins. In addition, biotechnology teaches us how scientists manipulate proteins in industrial applications.
This kit allows students to study their own proteins, enzymes and bacteria from their mouths. The building blocks of life, the proteins, are identified with a clear, colorful assay. A simple colorimetric assay demonstrates the high activity of protein enzymes present in saliva. Finally, bacterial colonies can be grown on solid agar plates to show the vast numbers of bacteria present in the mouth.
Supplied with components needed for hands-on experimentation for six workstations of 4-5 students or 24-30 students. Supplied with Teacher’s Guide and separate Student’s Guides.
- Introduction to the basic elements of biotechnology.
- Uses colorimetric assays for the identification of proteins and enzymes.
- Grow bacteria and other microorganisms on solid agar growth plates.