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LaMotte® Surface Microbe Hunter™ Activity Kit

Item # 653599

Grades 5–10. Working in teams, students perform surface sampling to explore and identify microbes they encounter daily in their school surroundings. The activities allow students to apply STEM concepts to the exploration of microbes. Includes free access to the LaMotte® BioPaddles® Colony ID™ Lite App.



Ships from the manufacturer and will arrive on or about 6/14/17

A fun and safe way to bring STEM-based learning into the classroom!
Grades 5–10. This complete STEM-based curriculum guides students through the culturing and presumptive identification of common microbes on innovative LaMotte® BioPaddles®. Each paddle contains microbe-specific media enclosed in a sterile vial. Working in teams, students perform surface sampling to explore and identify microbes encountered daily in their school surroundings. During their investigations, students apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts. The activities develop critical-thinking skills and emphasize engineering as a key component.

Kit includes teacher’s manual, student guide, and presentations on CD-ROM; BioPaddles® to perform the first 2 activities; and magnifying lenses. Additional paddles (item #653579) may be purchased to perform additional activities in the teacher’s manual. Kit also includes access to the free LaMotte® BioPaddle® Colony ID™ Lite App to compare “unknown” microbe growth on the BioPaddle® against a library of photos.

    Topics include:
  • Surface characteristics
  • Microbial diversity
  • Biofilms
  • Surface microbe identification
  • Sanitizers and disinfectants
    STEM activities include:
  • How Clean Are Kitchen Sponges?
  • Do Antimicrobials Keep Products Cleaner?

Note: This item is shipped via ground from the manufacturer in Maryland on Mondays and Tuesdays only, and delivered Wednesday through Friday only (depending on delivery location). Please allow 2 weeks advance notice with specific Monday or Tuesday shipping date.

  • This is a special order item that requires additional time for culturing and processing before it ships. Arrival timeframes are available during Checkout.
Components Qty Included?
LaMotte® Tryptic Soy/Rose Bengal BioPaddles® 10 Included
Magnifying Lenses 10 Included
LaMotte® BioPaddles® Colony ID™ Lite App (for iPad®) 1 Included
CD-ROM Containing Digital Teacher’s Guide and Student Guide, and PowerPoint® Presentations 1 Included
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