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Grades 510. A fun and safe way to bring STEM-based learning into the classroom! This complete STEM-based curriculum allows students to explore and identify microbes from popular dairy products such as milk, yogurt, and kefir using the innovative LaMotte® BioPaddles®. Explore probiotics, fermentation, pasteurization, and shelf life. Students work in teams to apply STEM concepts to the exploration of microbes. Free access to the LaMotte® BioPaddles® Colony ID™ Lite App.
A fun and safe way to bring STEM-based learning into the classroom!
Grades 510. 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. Explore and identify microbes that students culture from popular dairy products such as milk, yogurt, and kefir. Activities and topics include probiotics, fermentation, pasteurization, and shelf life. Students work in teams to design and apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts to the exploration of microbes that they encounter every day. 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® BioPaddles® Colony ID™ Lite App to compare “unknown” microbe growth on the BioPaddle® against a library of photos.
STEM activities include:
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.
|LaMotte® Tryptic Soy/Rose Bengal BioPaddles®||10||Included|
|LaMotte® BioPaddles® Colony ID™ Lite App (for iPad®)||1||Included|
|Teacher’s Manual with Student Guide and PowerPoint® on CD||1||Included|