EdvoTech Tips: Sterilization without an autoclave

We're rolling out a new video series on our YouTube Channel:  Technical tip videos!  For our first, we'll be covering a frequent teacher question: how can I sterilize media without an expensive autoclave?  Read on for more information, or view…

Biotechnology Basics – Using BactoBeads™

What are BactoBeads™? BactoBeads™ are non-pathogenic, freeze-dried microbes (bacteria and lower eukaryotes) that are easily cultured for use in the classroom.  Each bead contains microorganisms, buffer, salts and nutrient broth in an instantly soluble pellet.  What is so special about…

Edvotek at the International Space Station

Who doesn’t dream of visiting space? Few people throughout history have had the chance to experience zero gravity and to observe the world from thousands of miles away. Since 2010, the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) has provided an opportunity…

Biotech Basics: An Introduction to Cell Biology

The basic unit of all living organisms, from bacteria to humans, is the cell.  Robert Hooke first described the cell in 1665, when he used a microscope to examine a piece of cork.  To his eyes, he saw an orderly…