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Keep-it Kit™: Resin to save your work

After any experiment, one of the best feelings is showing off your results! Preserve living paintings and engineered bacteria with this specialized resin. 

Keep your engineered-bacteria immortalized with this Keep-it Kit™. You can even touch it once it sets!

Enough material to immortalize 3 to 24 Petri dishes plates of engineered bacteria, depending on the size of kit you choose. Did you use the Canvas Kit™ to create a bacterial painting? Immortalize that too! This STEM experiment kit is also great to demonstrate experiment results in science class, visual arts class, before community outreach or DIYbio events. 

For this art-meets-science project, you will:

  1. Mix the 2 parts resin in the mixing bag,
  2. Pour the resin on the Petri dishes you want to preserve
  3. Let dry and use the petri dish stands to display proudly!
Keep-it kit preservation kit for Petri dish & life science experiments - Learn genetic engineering skills while discovering biohacking, biotechnology, life science, DNA, what is an enzyme, enzymatic reactions with this STEM project kit, science kit, biohacking kit for home science, school science, makerspace, DIYbio, iGEM

Contents:

  • (1) Keep-it Kit in Individual or Group size: Two-part resin, mixing bag, petri dish holders
    • Individual Kits: An individual kit with all the ingredients needed for preserving 3 Petri dishes. Great for preserving the bioart paintings for an individual Canvas kit or experiment results from Engineer-it Kits.
    • Classroom/Group Kits: Eight individually packaged kits with the needed ingredients to preserve 24 Petri dishes. Great for preserving the bioart paintings for a group Canvas kit or experiment results from Engineer-it Kits.
  • Instructions: a manual with easy to understand vocabulary and step by step procedures and a real-time video to follow along to. See the Resources tab for links!

Necessary equipment: None!

Cleaning and safety supplies are not included. These supplies are: latex or nitrile gloves, a chlorinated cleaner or a solution of chlorinated bleach in a spray bottle. For more information about safety, set up and clean up, have a look at the instruction manual(s) for your kit or mini lab. 

BioArt (or biology art, petri dish art, bacteria/bacterial art, microbial art) is a new and exciting STEM topic that is being explored by all ages and skill levels. From top art and design schools such as the Royal College of Art in London to Parson’s School of Design in New York City to your school or home, Bioart offers many opportunities to explore the boundaries between science and art. By leveraging the age-old technique of painting and combining it with the cutting-edge activity of growing genetically engineered cells, your students can express what is important to them through a visual arts activity while doing and practicing science.

Bacterial painting is a uniquely rewarding and challenging form of art because the “paint” is actually living. It grows and changes through time! This is unlike traditional painting, where once your paintbrush stroke lands on the canvas, it doesn’t change unless you add or mix something into it. The outcome of your bacterial paintings is a mix of your strokes, the temperature at which you incubate, the length of time that you allow the cells to grow, and whether anything else in your environment landed on your canvas. Your very own living art!

Experiment kits are shipped 1-5 working days after you place your order. If you require yours for a specific date or event, please contact us before or with your order # so that we can try to make it happen for you! ☺︎ 

The Keep-it experiment kit(s) must be stored at room temperature upon arrival.

Overview

After any experiment, one of the best feelings is showing off your results! Preserve living paintings and engineered bacteria with this specialized resin. 

Keep your engineered-bacteria immortalized with this Keep-it Kit™. You can even touch it once it sets!

Enough material to immortalize 3 to 24 Petri dishes plates of engineered bacteria, depending on the size of kit you choose. Did you use the Canvas Kit™ to create a bacterial painting? Immortalize that too! This STEM experiment kit is also great to demonstrate experiment results in science class, visual arts class, before community outreach or DIYbio events. 

In this kit, you will:

For this art-meets-science project, you will:

  1. Mix the 2 parts resin in the mixing bag,
  2. Pour the resin on the Petri dishes you want to preserve
  3. Let dry and use the petri dish stands to display proudly!
Keep-it kit preservation kit for Petri dish & life science experiments - Learn genetic engineering skills while discovering biohacking, biotechnology, life science, DNA, what is an enzyme, enzymatic reactions with this STEM project kit, science kit, biohacking kit for home science, school science, makerspace, DIYbio, iGEM

What's Included & what's required

Contents:

  • (1) Keep-it Kit in Individual or Group size: Two-part resin, mixing bag, petri dish holders
    • Individual Kits: An individual kit with all the ingredients needed for preserving 3 Petri dishes. Great for preserving the bioart paintings for an individual Canvas kit or experiment results from Engineer-it Kits.
    • Classroom/Group Kits: Eight individually packaged kits with the needed ingredients to preserve 24 Petri dishes. Great for preserving the bioart paintings for a group Canvas kit or experiment results from Engineer-it Kits.
  • Instructions: a manual with easy to understand vocabulary and step by step procedures and a real-time video to follow along to. See the Resources tab for links!

Necessary equipment: None!

Cleaning and safety supplies are not included. These supplies are: latex or nitrile gloves, a chlorinated cleaner or a solution of chlorinated bleach in a spray bottle. For more information about safety, set up and clean up, have a look at the instruction manual(s) for your kit or mini lab. 

 What is Bioart

BioArt (or biology art, petri dish art, bacteria/bacterial art, microbial art) is a new and exciting STEM topic that is being explored by all ages and skill levels. From top art and design schools such as the Royal College of Art in London to Parson’s School of Design in New York City to your school or home, Bioart offers many opportunities to explore the boundaries between science and art. By leveraging the age-old technique of painting and combining it with the cutting-edge activity of growing genetically engineered cells, your students can express what is important to them through a visual arts activity while doing and practicing science.

Bacterial painting is a uniquely rewarding and challenging form of art because the “paint” is actually living. It grows and changes through time! This is unlike traditional painting, where once your paintbrush stroke lands on the canvas, it doesn’t change unless you add or mix something into it. The outcome of your bacterial paintings is a mix of your strokes, the temperature at which you incubate, the length of time that you allow the cells to grow, and whether anything else in your environment landed on your canvas. Your very own living art!

Resources 

Shipping Times

Experiment kits are shipped 1-5 working days after you place your order. If you require yours for a specific date or event, please contact us before or with your order # so that we can try to make it happen for you! ☺︎ 

The Keep-it experiment kit(s) must be stored at room temperature upon arrival.

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