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Carolina Biological Supply Company is proud to partner with BioBuilder, an award-winning team at MIT creating innovative STEM education focused on synthetic biology. BioBuilder approaches this exciting field with unique labs, connecting real-world questions in agriculture, medicine, biofuels, and environmental remediation with classroom content.

BioBuilder believes that authenticity generates engagement in STEM, and BioBuilder labs enhance existing science curricula. Spark critical thinking in your classroom by carrying out authentic investigations using the natural world to engineer and learn science.

BioBuilder® Eau That Smell Kit

molecular biology lab

AdvancedFor experienced high school and college classes; requires some technical skill.
Students learn microbiology techniques while modifying stinky bacteria into bacteria that smell like bananas. Use this lab to investigate the design and placement of promoters to determine gene expression. Collect class data to compare quantitative and qualitative results of microbial population growth dynamics.


Teacher Manual-Full Color
Teacher Manual-Black & White
Student Manual-Full Color
Student Manual Black & White

BioBuilder® Golden Bread Transformation Kit

bacterial transformation

AdvancedFor experienced high school and college classes; requires some technical skill.
This lab focuses on a strain of baker's yeast, modified to produce ß-carotene, a nutrient we naturally obtain from eating specific vegetables. In the body, ß-carotene is converted to vitamin A, which is crucial for several biological functions. Investigate how one can possibly substitute standard baker's yeast, making it possible for users to bake vitamin A-enriched loaves of bread.


Teacher Manual-Full Color
Teacher Manual-Black & White
Student Manual-Full Color
Student Manual Black & White

BioBuilder® iTune Device Kit

bioengineering

AdvancedFor experienced high school and college classes; requires some technical skill.
In this lab, students test different combinations of promoters and ribosome binding sites by looking at the beta-galactosidase enzyme output. Students learn about the lac operon, transcription, and translation while testing their genetic constructs. The simple lab procedure with spectrophotometry makes it possible for students to understand these challenging topics.


Teacher Manual-Full Color
Teacher Manual-Black & White
Student Manual-Full Color
Student Manual Black & White

BioBuilder® What a Colorful World Kit

bacterial transformation and chassis selection.

AdvancedFor experienced high school and college classes; requires some technical skill.
The molecular biology kit uses 2 bacterial cell types and 2 color-generating plasmids to teach DNA expression, inheritance, and sterile technique. The lab extends beyond classic transformation technique because it is put in context with the engineering concept of "chassis selection" when choosing the best host cell. Results are easy to analyze because the colors are visible to the naked eye.


Teacher Manual-Full Color
Teacher Manual-Black & White
Student Manual-Full Color
Student Manual Black & White





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