Full STEAM ahead with the Engineer-It Kit™; grow and engineer bacteria to create color pigments.
- Safety First! The kit uses a non-pathogenic strain of E. coli (K-12)
- No need to purchase any additional reagents
- Recommended for use with Amino Labs DNA Playground™ (available separately)
- Kit complements several Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Learn genetic engineering hands-on using the Engineer-It Kit™. The end result is that you have grown and engineered bacteria to produce something for you - a colorful bio-pigment. 1-color Engineer-It Kits™ typically come with a plasmid to produce purple pigment (substitution may be made based on availability). Full Rainbow Engineer-It Kit™ comes with enough material for 10 groups and each will get their own colored plasmid.
Additional equipment required but not included: Microwave or hot-plate, and Amino Labs DNA Playground™. (In the absence of a DNA Playground™, you will also need an ice bath, water bath, thermometer, timer, and incubator).
After you’ve completed any of the Engineer-It Kits™, you can use our follow-up kits, such as the Keep-it Kit™ to save your work, or Extract-it Kit™ to break open the cells and extract your engineered creation.
Complements the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): MS-LS1-1, MS-LS1-5, MS-LS1-8, HS-LS1-1, HS-LS3-1, HS-LS4-4, HS-LS4-5.
Ordering information: Due to popular demand, we recommend you place your order at least a week in advance.
Delivery information: Though kits will ship at ambient temperature, some components will require refrigeration upon arrival. Refer to instructions.