Waste not, want not — a fun science experiment using leftover FlashBlue™!

Agarose gel electrophoresis is used to separate DNA fragments in complex mixtures according to their size. However, because DNA is clear and colorless, these bands cannot be seen with the naked eye. Edvotek® offers several different methods for visualizing the…

Demystifying the NGSS High School Life Science Core Ideas

For those of you who have not read our previous post on the Next Generation Science Standards, please read it here. The Next Generation Science Standards are a set of education standards that focus on preparing students for careers in…

NGSS Edvotek Kits: Turning Students into Scientists!

Innovations in science and technology have it made our lives healthier, easier and safer. Yet, sometimes it seems like our students aren’t interested in learning about science.  We believe that scientific literacy is not only is crucial to understanding living and…

What’s in my lunch? Analyzing GM foods in your classroom laboratory.

I always like to teach biotechnology in the context of its real-world uses.  For example, one "hot-button" issue relates to the genetic modification of plants and animals in agriculture.  Newspapers, popular magazines, and even our Facebook feeds are full of statements…