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…

Four cool science articles that AREN’T about coronavirus

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!  We know you are working harder than ever to deliver quality content to your students, either remotely or in person.  All week, all orders will come with an Edvotek Lab Pack: hot glove, solutions magnet, DNA…

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…

Taking Transformation to the Next Level with Colony PCR

Transformation is a biotechnology technique that is used daily in research laboratories around the world. This technique allows scientists to force E. coli to take up small, circular pieces of DNA called plasmids from the surrounding environment. Using recombinant DNA…