About the Canvas Kit™
Create beautiful living paintings with colorful bacteria! Great for science class, visual arts class, or as a fun, safe science and art exercise at home.
The Canvas Kit is a fun first step to learning about biotechnology, genetic engineering, and an exciting new field called Bioart or Agar art.
That's right! With this agar art kit, you can make art with bacteria! This kit lets you use 3 colorful, friendly bacteria to make some beautiful living art.
Curious how it works? Try the Virtual Bioengineer Canvas Kit Edition!
The Canvas kit also accompanies Chapter 3 of Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero book.
Visit the American Society for Microbiology Agar Art Competition for inspiration and a chance to enter your artwork!
What will you learn?
What else is needed?
Cleaning and safety supplies are not included in the kit. Necessary safety and cleaning supplies are latex or nitrile gloves, and a chlorinated bleach cleaner or a 10% solution of chlorinated bleach in a spray bottle (you can make this by adding 9 parts water to 1 part bleach in a spray bottle). You can add a Mini Safety Set to your kit which includes gloves and a reusable plastic apron to protect your clothes.
For more information about safety, set up and clean up, you can have a look at the instruction manual for the experiment linked in the Ressources section below, and at the "Practicing safe science" page.
Storage & Shipping
Experiment kits are shipped 1-10 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! ☺︎
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