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Amino Labs DIY genetic engineering kit & biotechnology kit, the Engineer-it kit. Great STEM science project kit, science fair kit, middle school science class, biology, high school science class, DIY bio, biohacking, home biotechnology, iGEM projects, DIY synthetic biology
Amino Labs DIY genetic engineering kit & biotechnology kit, the Engineer-it kit. Great STEM science project kit, science fair kit, middle school science class, biology, high school science class, DIY bio, biohacking, home biotechnology, iGEM projects, DIY synthetic biology
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Glowing bacteria and colourful bacteria made with Amino Labs DIY genetic engineering kit & biotechnology kit, the Engineer-it kit. Great STEM science project kit, science fair kit, middle school science class, biology, high school science class, DIY bio, biohacking, home biotechnology, iGEM projects, DIY synthetic biology
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US$38.00

Engineer-it Kit™ for genetic engineering

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Full STEAM ahead with the Engineer-it Kit. Add DNA from sea creatures to bacteria and see them change color!

This kit contains all ingredients needed to grow and engineer bacteria with DNA to create color pigments. 

Learn genetic engineering hands-on using an Engineer-it Kit. At the end of this life science project, you'll have grown and engineered bacteria to produce something for you -- a colorful bio-pigment! After you’ve completed the Engineer-it Kit, you can use follow-on kits, like the Keep-it Kit to save your work, or Plate Extract-it Kit to break open the cells to extract your engineered creation. A perfect way for beginners and experts alike to do fun and safe biotechnology experiments at home, in the classroom, the makerspace, community center, or in a local biohacking DIYbio lab!

The Engineer-it Kit and the Engineer-it kit virtual simulator form the core of the hands-on experiment in Chapter 4 of Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero: The beginner's guide book. The 'fundamentals' section of Chapter 4 teaches you about cell theory, DNA plasmids, and how bacteria read and write DNA programs. Learn about Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero, the world's first beginner's guide to programming biology, and the Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero learning journey!

If you haven't already, you may want to consider starting with the Canvas Kit, a fun bioart kit to learn how to grow cells, which is the basis for Chapter 3 of Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero. Once you've grown cells, you should move on to the Engineer-it Kit to complete your first genetic engineering experiment! 

You can also have a look at our course on Udemy which will guide you through the Engineer-it Kit experience and provides confidence, context, and theory. 

Unsure what biotechnology and genetic engineering are? Have a look at our short"What is Biotechnology? Genetic Engineering?" post. And remember, no prior knowledge or skills are necessary to get started with Amino Labs beginner's biotechnology kits!  

 

discover amino labs success guarantee for all home science experiment kits in biotechnology, diy bio
  1. Make selective & non-selective agar,
  2. pour Petri dishes,
  3. streak bacteria,
  4. make bacteria chemically competent,
  5. engineer bacteria using pigment-producing DNA plasmid (bacterial transformation),
  6. create positive and negative controls,
  7. incubate,
  8. view/analyze results

During this biotechnology genetic engineering experiment, you will learn how to use DNA programs to make it with biology. 

Learn and practice your genetic engineering, bioart and living art skills while discovering the answers to the most common biology, biotechnology, bioart, life science, biohacking and genetic engineering questions.

  • (1) Engineer-it Kit in Individual or Group size: Sterile water, 6cm Petri dish, LB agar, selection marker, ‘blank’ bacteria stab, transformation buffer, recovery media, positive control bacteria stab, DNA plasmid, streaking stencils, inactivation bag.
    • Individual Kits: An individual kit with all the ingredients needed for completing one entire science experience. Great for an individual, family, or a small group — best results using a DNA Playground home or large.
    • Classroom/Group Kits: Eight individually packaged kits with the needed ingredients to complete eight entire science experiences. One shared resource bag containing the bacteria, 1 DNA program (plasmid), and inactivation bags, which are shared between all participants. Great for the classroom, advanced AP biology, science fair projects, and iGEM teams. Each of the eight experiments can be done individually or in groups of up to 4.— best results using 2 DNA Playgrounds Large.
  • Instructions: a manual with easy to understand vocabulary and step by step procedures and an online experiment simulation to practice with, teach you fundamentals, and guide you along the way. Available online. See the Resources tab for links!

The kit must be refrigerated upon arrival for longer shelf life. 

Necessary equipment: Either the DNA Playground (home or large) or BioExplorer or 37 °C incubator + ice bucket + crushed ice + thermometer + hot water bath. 

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. 

 

 

Our biotechnology education kits for genetic engineering, the Engineer-it Kits, are a general STEM experience that can be used as a hands-on activity to complement various modules from middle school to high school. They allow for scaffolded and project-based learning and are also used in technical colleges, universities, community outreach programs, summer camps, makerspaces, DIY bio & genetic biohacking labs.
Self-contained science project kit: No need to source and buy reagents, chemicals, and consumables. The Engineer-it Kit is a convenient collection of all that is needed to engineer and grow cells in Petri dishes.
All ingredient tubes are color-coded for ease of use. The instruction manuals are a step-by-step illustrated procedure made for beginners with easy to understand language and a glossary for specific technical terms that are part of life science education.
Two convenient kit formats: 
  • Individual kit -  One experiment that can be done by individuals, groups, family. 
  • Group kit - Eight experiments with one shared DNA program that can be done individually or in groups.
Choose from one of 9 pigments :
  • Appears colored under natural light: Blue, Violet, Orange, Teal, Purple
  • Appears colored under natural light and Fluorescent under UV/blacklight: Magenta, Yellow, Raspberry Red 
  • Invisible ink - appears white under natural light and fluorescent under UV/blacklight: cyan

Engineer-it kit results -Glowing bacteria and colourful bacteria made with Amino Labs DIY genetic engineering kit & biotechnology kit, the Engineer-it kit. Great STEM science project kit, science fair kit, middle school science class, biology, high school science class, DIY bio, biohacking, home biotechnology, iGEM projects, DIY synthetic biology

All our biotechnology education kits, including the Engineer-it Kits, are Biosafety Level 1 (BSL1); they do not require any special containment in North America. This means you can do them at home, school, etc. If you are outside of North America, some regulations may apply, please check with your local public health office. Learn more about safety.
Complements the Life Science in Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS):

MS-LS1-1, MS-LS1-5, MS-LS1-8, HS-LS1-1, HS-LS3-1, HS-LS4-4, HS-LS4-5

Lesson guides available.

 

Engineer-it 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 make it happen for you! ☺︎ 

The science experiment kit(s) must be refrigerated upon arrival for a longer shelf life. 

Overview:

Full STEAM ahead with the Engineer-it Kit. Add DNA from sea creatures to bacteria and see them change color!

This kit contains all ingredients needed to grow and engineer bacteria with DNA to create color pigments. 

Learn genetic engineering hands-on using an Engineer-it Kit. At the end of this life science project, you'll have grown and engineered bacteria to produce something for you -- a colorful bio-pigment! After you’ve completed the Engineer-it Kit, you can use follow-on kits, like the Keep-it Kit to save your work, or Plate Extract-it Kit to break open the cells to extract your engineered creation. A perfect way for beginners and experts alike to do fun and safe biotechnology experiments at home, in the classroom, the makerspace, community center, or in a local biohacking DIYbio lab!

The Engineer-it Kit and the Engineer-it kit virtual simulator form the core of the hands-on experiment in Chapter 4 of Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero: The beginner's guide book. The 'fundamentals' section of Chapter 4 teaches you about cell theory, DNA plasmids, and how bacteria read and write DNA programs. Learn about Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero, the world's first beginner's guide to programming biology, and the Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero learning journey!

If you haven't already, you may want to consider starting with the Canvas Kit, a fun bioart kit to learn how to grow cells, which is the basis for Chapter 3 of Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero. Once you've grown cells, you should move on to the Engineer-it Kit to complete your first genetic engineering experiment! 

You can also have a look at our course on Udemy which will guide you through the Engineer-it Kit experience and provides confidence, context, and theory. 

Unsure what biotechnology and genetic engineering are? Have a look at our short"What is Biotechnology? Genetic Engineering?" post. And remember, no prior knowledge or skills are necessary to get started with Amino Labs beginner's biotechnology kits!  

 

discover amino labs success guarantee for all home science experiment kits in biotechnology, diy bio

With this kit, you will:

  1. Make selective & non-selective agar,
  2. pour Petri dishes,
  3. streak bacteria,
  4. make bacteria chemically competent,
  5. engineer bacteria using pigment-producing DNA plasmid (bacterial transformation),
  6. create positive and negative controls,
  7. incubate,
  8. view/analyze results

During this biotechnology genetic engineering experiment, you will learn how to use DNA programs to make it with biology. 

Learn and practice your genetic engineering, bioart and living art skills while discovering the answers to the most common biology, biotechnology, bioart, life science, biohacking and genetic engineering questions.

What's included & what's required

  • (1) Engineer-it Kit in Individual or Group size: Sterile water, 6cm Petri dish, LB agar, selection marker, ‘blank’ bacteria stab, transformation buffer, recovery media, positive control bacteria stab, DNA plasmid, streaking stencils, inactivation bag.
    • Individual Kits: An individual kit with all the ingredients needed for completing one entire science experience. Great for an individual, family, or a small group — best results using a DNA Playground home or large.
    • Classroom/Group Kits: Eight individually packaged kits with the needed ingredients to complete eight entire science experiences. One shared resource bag containing the bacteria, 1 DNA program (plasmid), and inactivation bags, which are shared between all participants. Great for the classroom, advanced AP biology, science fair projects, and iGEM teams. Each of the eight experiments can be done individually or in groups of up to 4.— best results using 2 DNA Playgrounds Large.
  • Instructions: a manual with easy to understand vocabulary and step by step procedures and an online experiment simulation to practice with, teach you fundamentals, and guide you along the way. Available online. See the Resources tab for links!

The kit must be refrigerated upon arrival for longer shelf life. 

Necessary equipment: Either the DNA Playground (home or large) or BioExplorer or 37 °C incubator + ice bucket + crushed ice + thermometer + hot water bath. 

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. 

 

 

More about this kit

Our biotechnology education kits for genetic engineering, the Engineer-it Kits, are a general STEM experience that can be used as a hands-on activity to complement various modules from middle school to high school. They allow for scaffolded and project-based learning and are also used in technical colleges, universities, community outreach programs, summer camps, makerspaces, DIY bio & genetic biohacking labs.
Self-contained science project kit: No need to source and buy reagents, chemicals, and consumables. The Engineer-it Kit is a convenient collection of all that is needed to engineer and grow cells in Petri dishes.
All ingredient tubes are color-coded for ease of use. The instruction manuals are a step-by-step illustrated procedure made for beginners with easy to understand language and a glossary for specific technical terms that are part of life science education.
Two convenient kit formats: 
  • Individual kit -  One experiment that can be done by individuals, groups, family. 
  • Group kit - Eight experiments with one shared DNA program that can be done individually or in groups.
Choose from one of 9 pigments :
  • Appears colored under natural light: Blue, Violet, Orange, Teal, Purple
  • Appears colored under natural light and Fluorescent under UV/blacklight: Magenta, Yellow, Raspberry Red 
  • Invisible ink - appears white under natural light and fluorescent under UV/blacklight: cyan

Engineer-it kit results -Glowing bacteria and colourful bacteria made with Amino Labs DIY genetic engineering kit & biotechnology kit, the Engineer-it kit. Great STEM science project kit, science fair kit, middle school science class, biology, high school science class, DIY bio, biohacking, home biotechnology, iGEM projects, DIY synthetic biology

All our biotechnology education kits, including the Engineer-it Kits, are Biosafety Level 1 (BSL1); they do not require any special containment in North America. This means you can do them at home, school, etc. If you are outside of North America, some regulations may apply, please check with your local public health office. Learn more about safety.
Complements the Life Science in Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS):

MS-LS1-1, MS-LS1-5, MS-LS1-8, HS-LS1-1, HS-LS3-1, HS-LS4-4, HS-LS4-5

Lesson guides available.

Resources

 

Shipping Times

Engineer-it 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 make it happen for you! ☺︎ 

The science experiment kit(s) must be refrigerated upon arrival for a longer shelf life. 

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