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…

Introducing Edvo-Kit #310, Hack the Planet: Using CRISPR to Terraform Mars

In this kit, students will develop skills in gRNA design and will be able to simulate CRISPR-Cas9 technology to modify bacterial DNA. Given the vast differences in climate between Mars and Earth, bacteria that can easily thrive on Earth struggle…

All About Experiment 303: Exploring Biotechnology with Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP)

In Edvo-Kit 303, students can explore biotechnology basics with green fluorescent protein (GFP). It is one of our longer and more popular kits, allowing students to develop a better understanding about some fundamental biotechnology concepts like: transformation, protein purification, and…

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…