Announcing the 2021 American Society for Microbiology Agar Art Contest!

This is a guest post from Dr. Geoff Hunt, Public Outreach Specialist at the American Society for Microbiology. You can find him on Twitter at @TheGeoffHunt. It’s that time of year again! The American Society for Microbiology’s world-famous Agar Art contest is now up…

Article Roundup: Top 5 blog posts of 2020

As you know, this blog covers a lot of ground -- interesting science articles, experiments to do at home, teaching tips, and more. So which were the most popular offerings for 2020? Let's take a look! Biotechnology Basics: Bacterial Transformation…

Top Five Edvotek YouTube Videos for 2020 (plus a bonus)

Did you know that Edvotek has an extensive video library that covers all of our most popular experiments, from PCR and electrophoresis, to the ELISA and transformation? We have over 60 videos to help you teach. These videos can be…

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…