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Ward's Science Biotech For Life Kits

Timely, real-world, and hands-on activities teach the scientific method.

Ward's Science Biotech For Life Kits

Biotech Kits for Inquiring Minds

Explore genetics, biology, and real-world mysteries with our biotech kits for classrooms. These modern, hands-on kits engage and educate future scientists by unraveling royal bloodlines, investigating mythical creatures, and more.

Why Choose Our Biotech Kits?

These inquiry-based activities:

  • Include historical background and relevance.
  • Use the scientific method and concepts. 
  • Use actual antibodies, antigens and DNA/RNA, just like real testing labs. 
  • Make lasting connections between science, the classroom, and everyday life.

Go Beyond the Basics: 
Elevate learning with our 2-in-1 bonus activities, which introduce bioinformatics and allow students to analyze biological data with modern computational tools.

Ready-to-Use Kits - Open, Explore, Discover!

Kit Descriptions: 

Biotech for Life (BFL): The Clot Thickens

(Item #470346-884)

Use the known heritability of the hemophilia SNP to possibly correct a royal family lineage. PCR and gel electrophoresis are used to establish the relationship between Prince Leopold and a claimed relative due to his illness.

Biotech for Life (BFL): The Sweet Solution

(Item #470346-892)

Isolate the plasmid DNA from a bacterium that encodes for a novel type of insulin! After using DNA extraction to isolate the genetic code for this novel insulin, students will use gel electrophoresis to visualize their results.

Biotech for Life (BFL): Capturing a Bigfoot is no Small Feet

(Item #470346-888)

Is it really a Bigfoot wandering the forest? Students use DNA from “Bigfoot,” a black bear, and a chimpanzee to compare their DNA fingerprints using gel electrophoresis.

Biotech for Life (BFL): The Wurst Case Scenario

 (Item #470343-146)

A rotten sausage? Or something else? Students use real antibodies to perform an Indirect ELISA reaction to detect botulism samples from items collected from a commercial kitchen. Uses a true ELISA reaction with real antibodies and detection substrates. 

All the materials you need are pre-assembled and ready to use. Just open the box and start exploring!