Microbe hunting

Bacteria, yeast, and other microbes are a necessary part of natural part of the world.  Microbes are microscopic, meaning that we cannot see them with the naked eye.  Instead, we hunt for microorganisms in our homes using petri dishes filled…

Five citizen science apps to try for Citizen Science Month

We may not be able to be in the laboratory right now, but we can still think like scientists!  Right now, there are a multitude of science projects that we can participate in via the internet  These projects are part…

Edvotek at Home: Restriction Enzyme Analysis of DNA

Our next EDVOTEK® at Home lesson is modeled off of our kit Restriction Enzyme Analysis of DNA. In this lesson, students will virtually explore restriction digests, gel electrophoresis, and size determination using a standard curve.While we believe hands-on experimentation is…

Quarantine Chromatography

Science Should Never Halt As parents and students continue to quarantine, socially distance, wash their hands, and avoid touching their face (you are following all of the coronavirus recommendations, right?), it’s important that inquiry and exploration are still allowed to…