About the Yeast Canvas Kit™:
Create beautiful living paintings with colorful yeast! Great for science class, visual arts class, or as a fun and easy science and art exercise at home.
The Yeast Canvas Kit is a fun first step into learning about biotechnology, microbiology, genetic engineering, and an exciting new branch of art called bioart or agar art. That's right! With this agar art kit, you can make art with yeast!
This 3x 30 minutes beginner-friendly activity will teach you /your students how to make & pour agar petri dishes, streak yeast, incubate it, and re-streak it to create unique art pieces.
Just like the original bacteria Canvas Kit, the Yeast Canvas Kit enables you to grow colored yeast to make art, all the while learning about this new organism. If you have done the bacteria Canvas Kit before, key differences you’ll discover firsthand include the incubation temperature and timing, texture and smell of the yeast, and its growth media. As the yeast grows slower than bacteria (36-72+ hours of incubation ), this kit can take up to a week to complete.
You can even visit the American Society for Microbiology Agar Art Competition for inspiration and a chance to enter your artwork & win!
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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